Klay Thompson knocked down 8 3-pointers on the way to 30 factors, Stephen Curry scored 29 with six 3s, and the Golden Point out Warriors advanced to the Western Convention finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 110-96 in Match 6 on Friday night time.
Curry observed his taking pictures touch late and made two straight baskets late in the 3rd for a 78-77 guide coming into the last 12 minutes. Draymond Green contributed 14 points, 16 rebounds and 8 assists. Kevon Looney grabbed 22 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth with a pair of timely 3s.
Golden State — removed by Memphis in the engage in-in event very last year — withstood a testy series to advance to the conference finals for the first time due to the fact 2019, when the franchise arrived at its fifth straight NBA Finals before dropping to Toronto in the determining Game 6.
The 3rd-seeded Warriors will deal with the Phoenix-Dallas winner in the meeting finals. Video game 7 of that sequence is Sunday in Phoenix.
“Whoop that trick!” the delighted, raucous dwelling group chanted in the waning times, the fans’ steal away from Memphis.
Dillon Brooks scored 30 details with a vocation-best 7 3-ideas but picked up his next flagrant foul of the sequence. Desmond Bane included 25.
Curry checked back in for the final 8:21 and delivered a 3 with 5:45 remaining off a stunning bounce move by Eco-friendly. Looney discovered Green for an quick dunk the following time down, capping a decisive 10- run.
Immediately after Wednesday’s 134-95 debacle on the Grizzlies’ house flooring in which they trailed by as quite a few as 55 , the Warriors had been established to do anything better, particularly slicing down on the 22 turnovers major to 29 details.
The Warriors outrebounded the Grizzlies 70-44, starting to be the first workforce to get 70 rebounds in a playoff video game because San Antonio had 75 from Denver on May well 4, 1983.
Bane scored the very first two baskets of the video game in advance of the Warriors ran off 10 consecutive details, with a pair of layups by Green and a 3 by the two Curry and Thompson.
Digicam IconKlay Thompson led the Warriors to victory in video game 6 towards Memphis. Credit score: Tony Dejak/AP
Looney started right after Jonathan Kuminga experienced the previous three video games subsequent the injuries to guard Gary Payton II. He broke his remaining elbow in an awkward drop soon after getting hit in excess of the head by Brooks in Recreation 2 that attained Brooks a Flagrant 2 foul and one particular-match suspension.
He was booed loudly once again at every chance by the sellout group at Chase Centre. When Payton was shown on the significant display for the duration of a to start with-quarter timeout he been given a rousing ovation and touched his hand to his coronary heart in advance of encouraging them to get louder.
Memphis yet again played with out All-Star guard Ja Morant, who skipped his 3rd straight sport with a bone bruise in his troublesome ideal knee that the Grizzlies blamed on Jordan Poole pulling on the knee even though going for a free ball in Video game 3.
Middle Steven Adams limped off gingerly on his suitable ankle and headed to the locker area 3:23 prior to halftime but returned. At the identical time, Brooks acquired a Flagrant foul 1 for using down Curry and the Grizzlies ahead and Thompson have been hit with double technicals.
Thompson, back again shining in the playoffs immediately after his 2 1/2-year absence with a pair of significant accidents, notched his fourth career postseason activity with eight 3s — tying Ray Allen, Curry, and Damian Lillard for most in NBA historical past.
Grizzlies: Brooks had 3 flagrant factors and finished just one from an computerized a single-match suspension. … Memphis missed its ultimate 10 photographs of the 2nd quarter. … The Grizzlies held a 55-37 rebounding gain in Video game 5.
Warriors: Curry was 6 for 17 from deep. … Looney’s 11 to start with-quarter rebounds are a career significant for any quarter and they match a Warriors playoff file in the team’s West Coast period also accomplished by Larry Smith on May 12, 1987, on the road vs. the Lakers. … F Otto Porter Jr. was out with soreness in his correct foot. … Veteran Andre Iguodala, nevertheless sidelined with a still left cervical disc personal injury, is scheduled to be re-evaluated again later on subsequent week.
FRIDAY THE 13TH
The Warriors experienced a playoff video game on Friday the 13th for just the next time in franchise record, formerly when they conquer the Bucks 100-86 on April 13, 1973, in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals to clinch the sequence 4-2, according to Elias. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored a game-significant 27 details and led the Bucks with 14 rebounds. Jim Barnett scored 26 for the Warriors.
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