Warriors – Grizzlies: Commentary signed by Stephen Curry!

The Grizzlies could blame themselves. Despite Ja Morant’s absence, they led by 12 points with 9 minutes remaining, after controlling the tempo and above all frustrating the Warriors. They cracked at the worst moment, however, as Golden State veterans Stephen Curry jumped at the top for a third win in Game 4 and put Memphis on the brink of elimination.

As usual, the Grizzlies are off to the best start. With Tyus Jones and Steven Adams starting, in place of injured Ja Morant and Xavier Tillman, the Memphis take the lead but their clumsy ingenuity keeps the Warriors in a beating. Despite 0/10 3 points and 6 losing balls, Golden State is still in the ambush (24-20).

In front of the stunned Chase center, both teams double their folly. Grizzlies miss many opportunities to dominate the game. Golden State is serious about defense and it is necessary to wait for Dubs’ 16th attempt with three throws to see Otto Porter Jr open his counter (35-31). At the break, both teams were 6 out of 40 from afar, and Memphis maintained a three-point lead (41-38).

With Garen Jackson Jr. more aggressive and awake for an offensive bounce thanks to Stephen Adams, the Grizzlies maintained control of operations and tempo to lead by eight points (60-52). The Warriors respond with 8-2 ​​to bounce back to -2 in an award-winning shot from Stephen Curry but cut a harrowing two minutes. Then Grizzlies 14-4 passes them rolling over the 3rd and 4th quadrants to go to +12 (76-64)!

On the verge of collapse, the Warriors cling thanks to two award-winning shots from Otto Porter Jr. before Stephen Curry takes them back to -1 (89-88)! Despite all of Stephen Curry’s best efforts, Tyus Jones and Jaren Jackson Jr. They remained solid not to let Golden State pass (93-90). Unfortunately for Memphis, the dam eventually fell apart. Six free throws from Curry and Paul put the Warriors ahead while Memphis twice gave the ball to Dillon Brooks who was in the street throughout the game (96-93).

The Grizzlies will never go back. And after it conceded 38 points in the first half, it conceded 39 points in the last period. They missed a golden opportunity to regain their land advantage and will play Survival Wednesday on their land.

What to remember

The absence of Steve Kerr. He was placed in solitary confinement after testing positive for Covid, and the coach made way for Mike Brown on the bench. Like in 2017 when he suffered from back pain. The future Kings coach has a perfect record as a temporary coach: 13-0!

– The clown from afar. After the third match that saw both teams boiling from afar, the first half of the game gave us 4 the opposite surplus. The Warriors missed their first 15 shots behind the arc before returning to the locker room on 2 of 20. They became the first team to miss multiple award-winning shots to start a playoff since Thunder in 2011! The Grizzlies have done them twice as “better” with 4 out of 20! Both teams lacked speed, which made converting more than one open shot impossible. However, the award goes to Golden State, who also added 11 loose balls in the first 24 minutes.

– Memphis controls the rhythm of the game. Without Ja Morant and with Stephen Adams back in rotation, Taylor Jenkins’ strategy was to slow the pace of the game as much as possible to limit the number of possessions and not give the Warriors any momentum. The Grizzlies executed these instructions to perfection by walking and trotting on top of the ball, leaving Adams alone in the offensive rebound to favor defensive rebounds, and running into the transition in a highly selective manner. Golden State fell for it, playing at the same pace as their opponents, and the Warriors stalling throughout the match.

Stephen Curry takes matters into his own hands. With his team back in the wall and minutes away from an unacceptable loss, the two-times best player put the Warriors on his shoulders. Like Ja Morant in Game 2, he scored 18 of his team’s 39 points in the final quarter and sent two critical prize-winning picks to keep Golden State in an ambush. Then he attacked the circle for a free throw after a free throw to sign the decisive 11-5 at the end of the match.

tops/swings

✅ Stephen Curry. On 6 of 18 after three quarters, Stephen Curry got up in the final quarter with his team at -12. He scored 18 of 32 points to solidify the Grizzlies. He also became the first player in NBA history to reach 500 three-pointers in the playoffs.

^ Andrew Wiggins – Otto Porter Jr.. The Canadian finished in doubles (17 points, 10 rebounds) and was the most consistent warrior. His five offensive rebounds were decisive. Otto Porter Jr. was also decisive, thanks in particular to his two award-winning picks in the final quarter to stem the bleeding ahead of the Stephen Curry Festival.

✅ Taios Jones. Standing in the absence of Ja Morant, Tyus Jones was solid throughout the match. He finished the match with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. When he was in control of the last quarter, he stopped attacking the Warriors’ defense and cost his team dearly.

✅ Garen Jackson, Jr.. The inner Grizzlies scored 15 of his 21 points after the break, attacking his counter-off to take advantage of the length advantage. He missed the right shot in the last 30 seconds. He also finished with 5 blocks.

✅ Stephen Adams. Standing tonight, the hub also finished in a double (10 points, 15 rebounds). His presence in the racket was good. He had 6 of his team’s 10 offensive rebounds, but the Warriors still won the Rebound Battle (54-48).

^ Kyle Anderson. The former Speer scored 17 points from the bench and penalized Jordan Paul throughout the game. However, Taylor Jenkins knocked him out late in the game and one wonders why.

Dillon Brooks. Once again after being stopped, the back of the Grizzlies gave a pitiful performance. He finished 5 of 19 in shots, lost 4 balls, and forced in time money when Tyus Jones and JJJ should have had all the balls.

Desmond Bean. He continues his way to the cross. He defended well Stephen Curry, taking only eight shots and scoring 8 when he was expected to take more responsibility in Morant’s absence. Unfortunately, his back is still holding him back.

Klay Thompson Jordan Paul. The two gunmen finished the match on 10 out of 32 shots, including 0/10 from three-pointers. They also lost seven balls.

the following

5 . game : night from Wednesday to Thursday in Memphis.

the Warriors / 101 shots bounce
players minimum shots 3 points LF a Dr T pd Ceremony Int baby CT +/- points evaluation
D.Green 33 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 10 11 5 5 0 2 1 +6 2 16
J. Kominga 5 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 -5 0 3
A. Wiggins 39 7/13 1/5 2/3 5 5 10 1 0 1 2 2 +12 17 22
jog 38 10/25 4/14 8/9 0 5 5 8 3 1 3 0 +6 32 27
Key Thompson 38 6/20 0/7 2/2 1 6 7 2 0 1 3 2 -3 14 9
O. Porter Jr. 26 4/7 4/6 0/0 0 2 2 3 3 2 1 0 +4 12 15th
K. Looney 15th 3/5 0/0 2/2 2 7 9 0 1 1 1 1 -3 8 16
de 13 1/6 0/2 0/0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 -7 2 0
J. Paul 32 4/12 0/3 6/6 1 5 6 5 3 0 4 0 +5 14 13
sum 36/90 9/37 20/22 10 44 54 25 15th 6 16 7 101
grizzly / 98 shots bounce
players minimum shots 3 points LF a Dr T pd Ceremony Int baby CT +/- points evaluation
J Jackson Jr. 34 7/21 0/7 7/8 1 4 5 0 5 2 0 5 -2 21 18
brooks 39 5/19 2/9 0/0 0 5 5 8 5 0 4 1 -5 12 8
s. Adams 27 5/9 0/0 0/0 6 9 15th 3 2 1 2 1 +13 10 24
T Jones 41 8/18 3/7 0/0 1 5 6 5 0 0 1 1 -9 19 20
D. Bane 37 3/8 2/4 0/0 0 1 1 6 2 3 1 0 +8 8 12
b clark 12 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 4 4 1 3 1 1 1 -6 4 8
K Anderson 23 7/8 1/2 2/7 2 6 8 2 2 2 1 2 -7 17 24
de Milton 9 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 +3 0 -3
Zee Williams 18 3/6 1/4 0/0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 -10 7 7
sum 40/96 9/35 9/15 10 38 48 25 19 10 12 11 98

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