The biggest NBA Playoffs overreactions from one game to each series

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“Now it’s the Tyus Jones series” and “LA has a Big 3”

Momentum swung dramatically from Los Angeles to Memphis for a short period of time in the Lakers’ season-opening win. Just before halftime, Anthony Davis collided with Jaren Jackson Jr. and lost feeling in his right arm. Fortunately, he was just a stinger, and as usual, Davis resurfaced for the second half. Then, just a few minutes into the second half, Ja Morant crashed to the ground, held on with his right hand, and then disappeared into the tunnel. Backup point guard Tyus Jones might be the best backup in the league at the job, but Morant is everything to Memphis. Morant’s availability for Game 2 is in question as he was reportedly still in pain. The fate of Memphis’s season likely rests in Jones’ hands in the meantime.

In games, Morant has been lost this season, Jones has averaged 16.8 points along with 8.2 assists, and he’s had a lot of practice as well. This is the Jones team until further notice.

While we overreact, this is no longer AD-LeBron Lakers. Austin Reaves deserves consideration in the marquee. (Probably not yet, but worth contemplating.)

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