Report Card: Memphis handles their business in Detroit

The Memphis Grizzlies headed into Thursday night’s matchup against the Detroit Pistons as clear favorites. Being the clear favorite can sometimes have the favored team dragging out their positive run to separate themselves from the opponent.

However, for Memphis, it was business as usual. The Grizzlies jumped on the Pistons right off the tip. Leading by double-digits for what felt like wire to wire. The Pistons made their runs throughout Thursday nights game, but the Grizzlies kept their distance for their entire 132-107 victory over the Pistons.

Let’s get to the grades.

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Ja Morant: 23 points, 7/17 FG (2/8 3PT, 7/9 FT), 6 assists, and 4 rebounds in 30 minutes (GRADE: A)

Ja Morant orchestrated the Grizzlies offense beautifully on Thursday. Nights like last night, it’s as if Morant is just out there, but if you listen deeper to the game, he’s setting the offense up without the ball in his hands.

For example – Jaren Jackson Jr. grabbed a rebound early in the third quarter, and instead of pushing tempo, looked to get it to Ja. Morant then told Jackson Jr., “push that!” The following possession, he knew De’Anthony Melton had the hot hand. Morant went to the corner, and allowed Anderson to set Melton up on the right hash.

Things that we sometimes take for granted because we watch Morant nightly. Feels like an “ehh” night, and you look up, and he dropped 23 points and six dimes. You couldn’t have asked for anything else out of Morant as he let the game come to him. Solid night for 12.

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Starbucks fires Memphis personnel associated in unionization initiatives.

Starbucks on Tuesday fired seven workforce in Memphis who had been in search of to unionize their retailer, 1 of a number of dozen nationwide wherever personnel have filed for union elections due to the fact December.

A Starbucks spokesman claimed the workers experienced violated business protection and safety procedures. The union looking for to arrange the shop accused Starbucks of retaliating towards the personnel for their labor actions.

The firings relate at minimum in portion to an job interview that employees carried out at the retailer with a regional media outlet.

Reggie Borges, a organization spokesman, stated in an e mail that Starbucks fired the staff right after an investigation revealed violations. He cited a photograph on Twitter displaying that keep employees experienced allowed media representatives inside the store to carry out interviews, in which some of the workers had been unmasked and which he said experienced taken spot soon after several hours. “That is a obvious policy violation, not to point out the deficiency of masks,” Mr. Borges wrote.

Amongst the violations, Mr. Borges mentioned, have been opening a locked door at their retail outlet remaining inside of the store without authorization immediately after it had shut making it possible for other unauthorized people today within the store immediately after it had shut and letting unauthorized folks in parts of the shop where accessibility is typically limited.

He also wrote that 1 staff had opened a retail store safe and sound when the employee was not authorized to do so and that a different worker experienced failed to action in to avoid this violation.

Two of the terminated staff stated that some of the meant violations had been frequent procedures at the keep and that personnel were not earlier disciplined above them. They reported, for example, that off-obligation

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