MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane and Tyus Jones scored 21 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Golden State Warriors 134-95 on Wednesday night to avoid relegation and reach the sixth game in the semifinals of the West.
Dylan Brooks added 12 points for Memphis. Zayer Williams and Brandon Clark had 11 and De Anthony Melton had 10. Stephen Adams made 13 rebounds, six next.
The Grizzlies never lagged behind, turning into their best performance in the series and leading 3-2, even if All-Star guard Ja Morant did not play his second game in a row due to a bruise in his right knee. They improved to 4-11 when faced with retirement.
“We knew what was at stake,” Jackson said. “But we didn’t change anything. We just calmed down, watched the movie, realized what needed to be taken out of the last game, and just went out and performed.”
Memphis scored 77 points in the first half, which was the most in the history of the franchise. In the third quarter, the Grizzlies increased their lead to 55, threatening three of the biggest post-season explosions in NBA history. Them 52 points ahead after three played a draw in the biggest playoff game in 70 years.
“Obviously it was a very impressive victory for our group, definitely a big setback,” This was announced by Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins.
When Memphis fans chanted “Wow, this trick! Wow, that’s a trick! ” at the beginning of the fourth, Stephen Curry laughed on the court with laughter, while Draymand Green waved a towel in unison with the crowd.
Game 6 will take place Friday night in San Francisco, where the Warriors have won five playoff games in a row and the last seven.
Clay Thompson led the Golden State with 19 points, Jonathan Cumming added 17, Curry had 14, and Damion Lee and Moses Moody added 10 each.
The Warriors lost for the first time when assistant Mike Brown replaced coach Steve Kerr, who missed his second game in a row after receiving a positive result at COVID before Game 4.
The Golden State had 22 turns.
“We have to settle on the offensive part of the floor …” Brown said. it inflates us a little. “
The Grizzlies are back to what helped publish the second best record of the regular season. They were ahead of Golden State and dominated the attack boards. They were forced to reset and got their best products off the bench of this series.
Golden State, thanks to Jordan Poole, who came off the bench, outperformed Memphis in each of the first four games. Before the relegation, the Grizzlies had a 28-8 advantage in the first two quarters and finished with a 52-35 advantage.
At the end of the first quarter Memphis led 38-28 and continued the series with a score of 24-8 in the second quarter, rising by 53-36 tons. They finished second in 20-4, including 14 in a row, beating Golden State with score 39-22 and increasing 77-50 at the break.
The Grizzlies then opened the third quarter, beating Golden State 20-6, prompting fans to chant “Wow, this trick!”, Memphis continued to push, beating Golden State 42-17 in the third and leading 119-67. in the fourth.
Brown played most of his start at 3:44 a.m. third, and Jenkins started fourth, resting for a flight to California and Game 6.
Warriors: 77 points allowed in the first half coincide with the highest number of points for the entire season. They also dropped 77 Jan. 13 in Milwaukee. … The Warriors have also dropped to 12-4 in the 5th game since 2015. … Nemanja Bjelica started the third quarter instead of Jonathan Kuminga. In this series, Belitsa played only four minutes. … Otto Porter Jr. played 12 minutes before being repulsed due to pain in his right leg.
Grizzlies: They scored the most points in the first half, also scoring 77 points against New Orleans on March 8th. They did so by beating Golden State 24-5 by a second chance point with an 18-4 advantage in the offensive games. … They went 20-5 without Maranta in the regular season and have 1-1 in this series.
It’s certainly impressive, but to use our players’ phrase, “We’re deep,” Jenkins said. “I mean, we’re deep. It’s that simple. that’s for sure, because anyone who goes out on the floor can affect us. ”
On March 30, 1970, the Bucks also topped Philadelphia with a score of 52 (124-72). On April 27, 2009, Denver defeated New Orleans with a score of 58, with Minneapolis defeating St. Louis on March 19, 1956. The Golden State defeated the Los Angeles Lakers on 56 April 21, 1973.
Memphis scored 25 points in the first half – the most from any team in the first half of the last 25 postseasons. In this series, the Warriors made an average of 19 turns in the game, before the break – 14 and finished with 20.
BROWN’S FIRST COUPLE
Brown, the next Sacramento Kings coach, coached the Warriors 12-0 in the postseason, winning 11 straight in the 2017 playoffs. He also won the 4th game when the Warriors took the lead for the first time, with 45.7 seconds left to win and take the lead 3-1.
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