Warriors vs. Grizzlies – game summary – May 12, 2022

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – – The Memphis Grizzlies struggled with elimination with the best result in the history of their franchise.

And with the All-Star Guard And Morant cheering from the bench. Then Morant raised the price chanting “Grizz and Seven!”

Jaren Jackson Jr.., Desmond Bane and Tyus Jones each scored 21 points, and the Grizzlies defeated the Golden State Warriors 134-95 on Wednesday night and reached their sixth game in the semifinals of their Western Conference.

“We’ve exceeded expectations since I’ve been here,” Bane said. “It simply came to our notice then that whenever someone thinks we can’t do something, we end up doing it. So I never want to limit this team to what we can do because anything is possible. ”

Dillon Brooks added 12 points for Memphis. Ziaire Williams and Brandon Clarke had 11 per piece and De’Anthony Melton 10. Steven Adams had 13 rebounds, six offensive as Memphis outscored Golden State 24-5 on points for a second chance.

The Grizzlies never fell behind, turning into their best performance of the series and drawing within 3-2 even when Morant lost their second game in a row due to a bruise from a bone in his right knee. They improved to 4-11 when faced with elimination.

“We knew what it was all about,” Jackson said. “We didn’t change anything, however. We just calmed down, watched the movie, figured out what we had to take away from the last game and just came out and executed.”

Memphis scored 77 points in the first half, the most in franchise history. The Grizzlies increased their lead to 55 in the third quarter, threatening three of the biggest post-season hits in NBA league history. Theirs 52 points advantage after three tied for the biggest playoff game in 70 years.

“Obviously, this was a very impressive win for our group, a great return for sure,” Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said.

When Memphis fans chanted “Catch that trick! Wow that trick! ” at the beginning of the fourth, Stephen Curry he laughed on the field as he Draymond Green swung a towel in line with the crowd. Green said he doesn’t respect people who bring energy only when they win.

“When you throw it out, you have to be willing to take it, not hide from it, not stay away and not hide from it. Accept that, ”Green said. “So I appreciated the audience tonight and the energy they put into the game. If they want to play that trick, we’ll perform it together.”

The sixth game is played Friday night in San Francisco, where the Warriors have won five consecutive playoff games and the last seven in total.

Klay Thompson led Golden State with 19 points, Jonathan Kuminga added 17, Curry had 14 and Damion Lee and Moses Moody each had 10.

The Warriors lost for the first time with assistant Mike Brown replacing coach Steve Kerr, who missed his second game in a row since being positive on COVID before Game 4. Thompson said they expected to close this series just to play “like shell yourself. “

“It was awful,” Thompson said. “It was awkward from the opening peak. We didn’t have a great flow. They were more aggressive than us, reflecting their 30 free throws on our 13.”

The Grizzlies are back to doing things that helped them set the second best record during the regular season. They outscored Golden State for the first time in this 55-37 series, dominating the 18-4 offensive boards. They forced 22 turnovers and got their best production from the bench of this series.

Golden State, thanks Jordan Poole coming off the bench, he surpassed Memphis reserves in each of the first four games. Faced with elimination, the Grizzlies had a 28-8 advantage over the first two quarters and finished with a 52-35 margin. Poole had three points.

Memphis led 38-28 at the end of the first quarter and continued a 24-8 run in the second quarter and raised 53-36. They finished second in a 20-4 run, including 14 in a row, beating Golden State 39-22 for a 77-50 lead at halftime.

Then the Grizzlies opened the third quarter by beating Golden State 20-6. They continued to push, beating Golden State 42-17 in the third for a 119-67 lead in the fourth.

Brown lined up most of his starters on the bench by 3:44 of the third, and Jenkins followed to start the fourth by resting for a flight to California and Game 6.

TIP-INS

Warriors: The 39-point defeat was the fifth biggest playoff loss in franchise history and the biggest of the 40-point defeat by the Clippers on April 21, 2014 in the 2nd game of the first round. They are the sixth team in the last 10 years to lose 39 or more in a game that did not break the streak. Four of the previous five won the next game. … The allowed 77 points in the first half corresponded to the highest allowed in the entire season. They also dropped out of 77 Jan. 13 in Milwaukee. … The Warriors have also dropped to 12-4 in Game 5s since 2015. Otto Porter Jr.. played 12 minutes before being kicked out by a sore right leg.

Grizzlies: They scored the most points in the first half, also scoring 77 against New Orleans on March 8th. … They achieved 20-5 without Moranta during the regular season and have 1-1 in this series.

“This is definitely impressive, but let’s use the phrase of our players, ‘We are deep,'” Jenkins said. “I mean, we’re deep. It’s that simple. I don’t think we’re saying it arrogantly, we’re saying it confidently because anyone coming out on the floor can influence us.”

POST-SEASON EXHAUSTS

The Bucks also led Philadelphia with 52 (124-72) on March 30, 1970. Denver beat New Orleans on April 27, 2009 with 58, which is equal to the margins. Minneapolis beat St. Louis March 19, 1956. Golden State defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by 56 April 21, 1973.

GRIZZLIES ‘D

Memphis scored 25 points less than they lost in the first half – most of any team in the 1st half in the last 25 postseason. The Warriors had an average of 19 turnovers in the game, and by halftime they had 14 and finished with 20.

BROWN’S FIRST LOSS

Brown, the next coach Sacramento Kingswas 12-0 coaching the Warriors in the postseason, winning 11 in a row in the 2017 playoffs. He also won the 4th game when the Warriors took the lead for the first time with 45.7 seconds to win and took a 3-1 lead.

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