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NBA: Memphis Grizzlies also beat the Golden State Warriors

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Even the Golden State Warriors can’t stop the hottest team in the league! Memphis won the top game of the Western Conference with 116: 108 and thus expanded a franchise record. Yes Morant brings victory to the finish with several clutch buckets, a triple double from Stephen Curry is not enough for the Dubs.

Memphis Grizzlies (29-14) – Golden State Warriors (30-10) 116:108 (BOXSCORE)

Morant got off to a really good start with 15 points in the first quarter, but was then kept in check by the Warriors before the point guard made the decision as closer in the final minute. He finished the game with 29 points (11/23 FG), 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks, making him the best man on the way to the tenth win in a row – franchise record.

In addition, Morant could look forward to important support from his teammates. For example, rookie Ziaire Williams made the best game of his young career with 17 points, backup guard Tyus Jones was hot from a distance (17, 5/5 threes, 8 assists). Brandon Clarke (14) also convinced from the bench, Jaren Jackson Jr. put on a double-double (13 and 11 boards, 3 blocks).

Curry’s ninth career triple double was not enough for the Warriors either, but his 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists were matched by weak odds (8/21 FG, 2/9 threesome). In general, the Warriors offense had some problems in the fourth quarter (26.1 percent FG). Klay Thompson came out of the field with 14 points at 5/13 in his second game of the season, Gary Payton II showed a strong two-way game (13, 5 rebounds and 3 steals).

This means that the Dubs have lost the top position in the west to the Suns, while Memphis is only 3.5 games behind the top in fourth place. “They have developed into one of the best teams in the league,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr after the game.

The Warriors again had to do without Draymond Green, who had to pass due to calf problems. The grizzlies were still missing Steven Adams (corona protocol) and Dillon Brooks (ankle). As in previous games, the lack of the two nominal starters did not prevent Memphis from setting the tone from the start.

At first, this was primarily due to Morant, who had accumulated more points in the middle of the first quarter (15) than the entire Warriors team and with one Alley-Oop set an early highlight. In the second section it was the three shooters around Desmond Bane (11), Jones or Williams who gave the Grizzlies a significant advantage. Memphis settled down to 18 counters.

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