The Orlando Magic might be bad right now, but Cole Anthony is in no mood to ‘Fade for Cade’. His confident post-game interview reflects this.
The Memphis Grizzlies are in the fighting zone right now. They are virtually locked into a play-in berth, but they’d normally like one more shot by getting at least the 8th seed.
Jaren Jackson Jr is recently back from a knee injury that prematurely ended his bubble campaign. Jackson Jr was in danger of missing nearly all of this season, but his protracted comeback has finally come through.
But in trying to ease him back into the lineup, the Grizzlies gave up some serious ground last night. The big man was -12 in his 21 minutes in a game that came down to the wire.
Cole Anthony put his fingerprints all over this game. He only shot 6-of-15 from the field, but he took 11 trips to the line and hit 4 of his 6 3-point shots. In addition, he knocked down the second game winner of his rookie season with an iso against Kyle Anderson. Take a look for yourself.
“I DO THIS S–T” 🗣
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 2, 2021
Cole Anthony wittily talks trash to Kyle Anderson
Understandably, Cole was on a whole different level of exhilaration after knocking down one of the best clutch shots by any player this season. He let it reflect in his post-game comments:
“[I] seen I had Kyle Anderson on me and [I] was like ‘yeah it’s game time,'” Anthony said. “[I’m] trying to get this money. I want that ball, I want to go get it for my team, whether that means making the right play to get it to someone else for them to get a bucket or if that means going to take it and making a big shot. I just want to get that W for the team.”
Anthony’s rookie season has been stop-start thus far, derailed by a knee injury in February and then a rib injury in late March. He’s still been one of the Magic’s more trustable players, though obviously his shot selection and generation needs to improve.
The Grizzlies, for their part, are still only a half game ahead of Golden State. They also have a .500 win percentage, which is the same as the Spurs’ current 31-31 record.