Ja Morant became the second Grizzlies player to win the award after receiving 99 first-place votes for a total of 498 points.
The top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers will face the Portland Trail Blazers in the West playoffs after the play-in game in Orlando.
Damian Lillard guided the Portland Trail Blazers to a play-in clash against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Ahead of the Western Conference play-in, the Memphis Grizzlies will happily be underdogs.
Phoenix Suns talisman Devin Booker was hoping to call in favours to take his team to the play-in game in the Western Conference.
The Portland Trail Blazers edged the Dallas Mavericks thanks to a stunning display from Damian Lillard.
The Brooklyn Nets beat the Los Angeles Clippers to secure the east's seventh seed, while Damian Lillard inspired the Portland Trail Blazers.
Another even team performance saw the Boston Celtics comprehensively beat the Toronto Raptors.
The Los Angeles Lakers struggled in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA.
Having been frustrated at his minutes restriction in New Orleans' past two games, Zion Williamson was elated to play down the stretch.