Ja Morant scored 17 points in his return as Memphis Grizzlies defeated Houston Rockets 130-125.
Morant returned after a 9-game absence due to suspension, coming off the bench for the first time.
Coach Jenkins planned to play Morant for 20 mins, but he played 24 mins and contributed 5 assists.
Grizzlies went 6-3 while Morant was out; Tyus Jones filled in and averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 assists.
Morant disciplined for live-streaming intoxicated with firearm at Denver club after loss to Nuggets on March 4.
Grizzlies benched Morant, then NBA suspended him on March 15. Florida counseled Morant.
Due to poor conditioning, Morant missed the home game against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.
Bane reminds Morant he's not alone, team and Memphis supports him during tough times.
Morant has played in all 54 games for the Grizzlies and is averaging 26.9 points and 8.1 assists.