Golden State Warriors 110 vs 131 Memphis Grizzlies summary: stats and highlights | NBA
The Memphis Grizzlies came into Wednesday night having lost their last three games, but they snapped that spell against the Golden State Warriors. Tyus Jones had 22 points in the 131-110 blowout victory.
Warriors start slow on road again
The Grizzlies are learning to live without Ja Morant who has walked away from the team after appearing on Instagram Live waving a gun from a club last week. With no Morant, the Memphis starting five all scored double digits and got 15 from Santi Albada off the bench.
Memphis hit the ground running, connecting on their first five threes in a quarter in which they scored 48 points. Golden State has been guilty of starting road games off slow, and Wednesday was no different. They were down 20 after 12 minutes as the Grizzlies hit eight first quarter threes.
Golden State would warm up in the second quarter and close the gap to four points just five minutes later. Curry carried the Warriors back into the game in a 29 point night, but the four points would be as close as the visitors would come all night.
Six Grizzlies in double figures
Late in the first half, the Warriors turned the ball over four straight times to allow Memphis to stretch the lead back out to 18 before the halftime break.
Curry and company tired to mount another comeback but never got the lead under seven points. Jones led the Grizz with 22 ponts getting another start at point guard with no Ja, as Jaren Jackson Jr. and Desmond Bane chipped in another 21 a piece.
Memphis stretched the lead out to 20 in the fourth quarter, and added to their impressive home record while the Warriors drop another one on the road.
Tyus Jones has stepped into starting PG duties in the absence of Ja Morant, and he is averaging more than 20 a night since taking on that role. He had 22 and 11 assists against the Warriors on Wedesday.
Brooks had a lot to say before the game and during the game, but what spoke loudest was his play. He had 14, 4, and 6 and did his share of defensive duty against Curry and Co.
Santi Aldama had 15 points off the bench, and if the Grizzlies are going to be with out Ja for a while they will need all hands on deck.
Desmond Bane took the keys to the car in the fourth quarter in route to his team high 22 point night.
Jackson had 21 and nine as the entire Grizzlies starting five were in double digits against the Warriors.
The Warriors cut the 20 first quarter lead to 4 just five minutes into the second but that was as close as they would get. They had four straight turnovers to allow Memphis to stretch the lead back out to 18 before the half.
Brooks was doing a little bit of everything and even got a block on Steph Curry to set the tone in Memphis on Wednesday night.
The Grizzlies scored 48 points and had 8 threes in the first quarter of the game to get up and stay up on the Warriors.
Dillon Brooks had a lot to say in the days leading up to this game after hearing Draymon Green talking trash on his podcast. He showed heart and hustle all night and that was never more evident then on this play for the steal and score.
Memphis started the game scorching from the perimeter and Jackson Jr. got things going early. They went 5/5 from downtown out of the gate.
It's all over!!! The Grizzlies get a much needed win at home as the Warriors lose their third straight since Steph Curry returned.
Poole finishes off the game with a short leaner in the lane.
Roddy padding his stats with a floater in the lane.
Roddy with another easy lay up off the Lofton assist.
Poole to the line and he hits both.
Lofton drills a three ball as the shot clock buzzer sounded! That was three pointer number 18 of Memphis tonight!
We are under two minutes from Memphis, and the Grizzlies have taken their starters out.
Bane on the drive and soft kiss of the glass with the finger roll.
Poole hits the FT out of the timeout.
Poole at the line after the Brooks foul and he he hits one of his FTs before the Grizzlies take a timeout with 3:12 to go in the game.
Jones floats it over Green and finishes off the glass!
Poole at the line after the Konchar foul and he hits the first, before a tech is called on J. Green for an elbow on Aldama before the FT. Bane missed the tech FT, and Poole hits the second after all that.
Jackson Jr. drills the three ball and that might have just put the nail in the Warriors coffin! He's got 21 on the night!
Brooks going into Curry and he banks it in after the strong drive.
Thompson with the turn around jumper from just outside the paint.
JOnes drops the floater over Looney's outstretched arm and the Grizzlies lead is back to 15! Timeout Warriors with 6:39 to go in the fourth quarter!
Green with a behind the head assist to Curry who slashed to the bucket and got an easy lay up.
Brooks off the dribble and he sticks the three over Green!
Aldama answers back with a quick trigger three ball!
Poole with a three ball off the step back!
Bane soaring through the air after blowing past Jerome, he gets the lay up and the foul! FT is good!
Tillman on the drive and finish off the glass. He's got 10 ponts.
Baldwin Jr. on the baseline jumper form a step inside the arc.
Bane starts the fourth quarter off with a triple after the Aldama offensive board.
Jerome on the pump fake and spot up three ball to end the third quatrer!!! We have a seven point ball game heading into the last 12 minutes from Memphis!
Jones gets the floater to go and the lead is back to 10 with under a minute to go in the quarter.
J. Green hits another three ball and that's his third straight!!!
Konchar has been big off the bench tonight, and hits a three ball from the corner!
J. Green with a three ball from the corner and that's his second of the quarter!
Memphis hitting the offensive boards, and Brooks finds Konchar for the put back.
Konchar punches back with a corner three of his own, and the Warriors will take a timeout with 4:15 to go in the third quarter.
J. Green was left wide open and he hits the corner three off the Poole assist!
That didn't last long, Thompson drills a corner three ball to cut it to 8 points.
Jackson Jr. on the slam as Bane found him cutting to the bucket, the lead is back to double digits.
Green gets a lay up to go off the Iguodala dump off.
Aldama off the curl with a catch and shoot three ball!
Curry with a floater from the FT line and he gets bumped from behind by Brooks! They start jawing after the play before Curry misses the FT.
Jones drills a wide open three ball off the Brooks assist!
Green fouled by Jackson Jr. and he hits two of two.
Tillman gets a much needed bucket with a floater out of the timeout.
Thompson strings a second straight three ball, and the Warriors are on a 13-2 that forces a Memphis TO!
Curry drills a three ball from the top of the key a step behind the arc!!
Green going to the line after the foul on Tillman and he hits both FTs.
Bane with a rim run and he gets a lay up to go off the glass.
Curry gets the bucket and the foul on a drive to the rack! FT is good!
WE ARE BACK IN PLAY FROM MEMPHIS!!
Green starts the half with a lay up off the Looney assist.
The Warriors gave up four straight turnovers to allow Memphis to stretch the lead back to 18 heading into the third quarter.
Curry leads all scorers with 19, Thompson only has 6, as Poole has chipped in another 11.
Jackson Jr. leads Memphis with 16, Jones has 13 and Bane has 11.
It looked like Curry and the Warriors had over come their slow start as the sharp shooter went for 19 in the first half.
Curry and the Warriors got hot at the beginning of the second quarter, and cut the 20 point deficit at the end the first quarter to 6 just five minutes later.
The Grizzlies started the game 5/5 from downtown, and hit 8 threes in a 48 point first quarter from FedEx Forum.
Brooks showing that he just wants it more by beating Thompson to the ball and getting the easy lay up off the turnover.
Jackson Jr. got the Grizzlies started off from DT, but that was just a preview of what was to come. He ended the half with 16 points to lead the Grizzlies.
We are heading to the halftime break with the Grizzlies leading by 18 points! They led by 20 at the end of the first quarter, saw their lead dwindle to 4, but then went on a 20-6 run to end the half.
Curry picks up his third foul, and send Jones to the line with 1.5 seconds left. He hits one of two to stretch the lead to 18 before half.
Thompson wiggled his way open under the basket and Iguodala found him down low for the easy bucket.
Jones to the line after the Thompson foul and he hits one of two.
Curry with another TO, the Warriors third straight and Brooks gets the scoop and score.
Bane with another bucket, this time from the mid range, and the lead is up to 15!
Bane with a lay up in transition after another turnover by GS.
Jones just strolls to the lane for another wide open lay up and the Warriors need a timeout after seeing the lead stretch back to 11 with under 2 minutes to go in the second quarter.
Green with the lay up off the Poole assist
Jones on the stop and pop from outside the land, and his tear drop falls all nets.
Poole to the line after the Jackson Jr. foul and he hits two of two.
Aldama fouled by Thompson, and he goes to the line and hits two of two.
Bane on the spot up from the elbow and the lead is back to 9.
Jackson Jr. at the line after Looney fouled him and he hit one of two.
Brooks finds Jackson Jr. down low for a rare easy bucket in this second quarter. Warriors take a timeout with 4:07 to go in the second quarter.
Curry puts it on the deck and blows by Brooks for the lay up.
Dump off from Thompson and he found Looney for the short range bucket underneat the rim.
Jackson Jr to the line after the foul on Baldwin Jr. and he hits both FT.
CURRY DID IT AGAIN!!! He hits a three ball to bring the 20 point lead at the end of the first quarter to 6 just five minutes later. Timeout Grizzlies with 7:01 after a 19-5 run from Golden State.
Jerome was left wide open for three and he drilled it to make it a single digit game!
Back door but from Curry and Green found him for an easy lay up.
Williams in transition off of the Roddy assits and he finishes with the up and under.
Jerome with a spot up three ball and everyone is getting a piece of the pie for the Warriors in the second quarter.
Curry with one of his patented three balls draped by a defender and he beats the shot clock for his second three of the night.
Williams comes out of the timeout with a three ball and that's number nine already!
Curry drops the step back and the Warriors look like they are starting to warm up from the field. Timeout Memphis with 10:32 to go in the half.
Baldwin Jr. off the bench and on the board with the catch and release three ball off the Curry assist.
Roddy gets the baseline jumper to go and the lead is back to 50.
Dump off from Curry to Green on the slam out of the quarter change.
Jackson Jr. has 11 points, Aldama and Brooks have 7 and Kennard, Jones and Tillman all have 6 as the Grizzlies with 8/14 from downtown in the first quarter.
Poole has 9, and Curry has but the Warriors can't get a stop on the defensive end.
Kennard off the curl and he hits another three to end the first quarter! The Griz put up 48 first quarter points and hit 8 threes in the first 12 minutes!
Jerome to the line after the Bane foul and he hits two of two.
Bane got a wide open lane down the middle and laid it up untouched.
Aldama using the body on DiVencenzo down low and put it up and over him.
Kennard answers back with another three ball! That's number seven of the quarter!
Poole bumped the defender, was left wide open on the arc and drilled the three!
Jackson Jr. to the line after the Looney foul and he hits both from the stripe.
Aldama drills a three off the inbound pass! The Grizzlies are 6-11 already from downtown!
Poole with a floater from high off the glass out of the timeout.
Brooks drills a short jumper off another Konchar assist and the Warriors need a timeout after seeing the lead jump back up to double digits.
Jackson gets the AND 1 after Curry got a piece of him on the way up and the FT is good!
Green starts his night off with a short jumper on the baseline.
Aldama with a mid range jumper off the Konchar assist.
DiVencenzo following up the Green miss and he puts it back on the offensive rebound.
Curry with a much needed three ball to stop the bleeding.
Brooks with a hustle play on the sideline after Thompson was ready to let the bouncing ball go out of bounds, he snuck from behind, stole the ball and got the lay up.
Curry fouled by Tillman and he goes to the line and hits both FTs.
Brooks hits the FT to complete the three point play out of the timeout.
Brooks to the bucket, got the foul and the basket!!! Golden State need a timeout before he goes to the FT line. It's an 11 point game already, after a hot Memphis start.
Poole off the dribble and he gets the double clutch lay up to drop.
Green fouled by Jackson Jr. and he hits both at the line.
Bane with a catch and shoot in the blink of an eye from the corner and the Grizzlies have started 5/5 from DT.
Thompson gets an easy lay up after Green found him on the arc.
Tillman in transition, and he gets the runner to go under the basket
Jones WITH ANOTHER THREE!!! MEM HAS STARTED 4/4 FROM BEHIND THE ARC!
Thompson puts it on the deck and gets an easy finger roll off the glass.
Jackson nails another three and the Grizzlies have three three balls already!
Poole fouled by Tillman and he hits both at the line.
Tillman fighting on the offensive glass and gets the put back off his own miss.
Jackson Jr. on the step back three ball and Memphis is 2/2 from downtown to start the game.
Curry at the line and he starts his night with two FTs.
Jones strings a three ball to give the Grizzlies a quick 5 points lead!
WE ARE UNDERWAY FROM MEMPHIS!!
Tillman starts us off with a bang on a rack attack for a jam down the middle of the lane.
The Grizz are without Ja for tonight, and for at least the near future, so it's up to Tyus Jones, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr and Xavier Tillman to do the heavy lifting tonight.
The Warriors starting five features their Big Three for the third straight game, but they have yet to click since Steph came back. Can they right the ship tonight in Memphis?
Morant out for foreseeable future
Ja Morant isn’t the only one in big trouble. The Grizzlies are too. While Ja might have escaped any legal trouble for whipping a gun out in a Utah club a few days ago the league’s punishment could be heavy. There is talk of Morant being suspended for 50 games, after showing the firearm just hours after reports were published that he pulled a gun on a teenager a few months back. Morant has stepped away from the team for an indefinite amount of time, but the league may have more to say about how long he will be off the court.
Western Conference Standings
Taking a look at the Western Conference standings we see the Denver Nuggets at the top of the table with a record of 46-20. The Grizzlies are tied with the Kings at 38-26, seven games back of the Nugs, but because of tie breakers they sit in third. They are a comfortable distance ahead of the fifth placed Warriors who sit five games back of Memphis at 34-32. That leaves them just a half game above teams who would have to participate in the Play-In tournament if the season ended today. There are just three games that separate the fifth placed Warriors from the 13th placed Jazz.
Golden State slumping with Steph
Steph Curry returned from a leg injury in the Warriors loss to the Lakers over the weekend. Before that, Golden State was playing some of their best basketball of the season, having won five straight, but somehow the reintroduction of Curry has interrupted the flow of the Warriors. There is still time to right the ship, and if anyone knows how to do it, it’s Curry and Golden State.
Memphis back at the Forum
It might be up to Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. leading the Grizz after recent happenings out of the Memphis Grizzlies camp. The return home desperate to stop the losing streak, and they will have to do it without their best play. Bane and Jackson Jr. combing for a total of 38.2 ppg, but they are going to have to be even more productive in the absence of Ja Morant.
Grizzlies last game
Memphis lost their third straight earlier this week, when they went into Los Angeles and got dominated by Anthony Davis and the new look Lakers. The game went back and forth as both teams exchanged the lead throughout the fourth quarters, but Anthony Davis closed the game out late in the fourth quarter on a 30 point, 22 rebound night to move the Lakers up the standings while sounding the alarms in Memphis.
Warriors last game
Defense has been the Warriors Achilles heel all season, and it failed them again last game in Oklahoma City. The Thunder led for nearly all 48 minutes after jumping out to a 40 point first quarter. The Warriors kept it close, but couldn’t stop Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who went for 33 points and Josh Giddey posted a triple double to hand Golden State their second straight loss since Steph Curry’s return.
We are live from FedEx Forum
Hello everyone and welcome to Memphis where the Grizzlies are trying to break out of a late season crisis on the court and off the court. They have lost three straight and their hold on the second spot in the West has slipped as they await news on the punishment that will handed out to their star, and one of the best players in the league, Ja Morant. The Warriors got Steph Curry back from injury at the end of last week after a month on the sidelines, but they have lost both games since his return, and now look to turn things around before heading back to the Bay.
Warriors vs. Grizzlies
The defending NBA Champions head east to take on one of the up and comers in the Western Conference as the Memphis Grizzlies get set to host the Golden State Warriors. AS English will be with you all night providing live coverage, stats, highlights and analysis of tonight’s heavyweight battle from FedEx Forum.
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