Memphis dominated the game in the first quarter and never saw the Warriors again, inflicting them with the worst defeat in their history in the playoffs. Even if Golden State finds Chase’s center, this Grizzlies won’t let go. Game 6 promises to be hot.
For the fifth time in the most games, Memphis got off to the best start with a 5 out of 6 3 index from Jaren Jackson Jr and Desmond Bane (21-11). It takes a good pass from the Splash Brothers to erase that deficit, but questionable shot selection and two missing balls allow the Grizzlies to finish the quarter at 9-0 behind DeAnthony Melton’s title (38-28).
Confronting the Warriors with disappointing strength and focus, the Grizzlies drive the point home. For the first time in the series, they controlled the recoil. Brandon Clark takes 4 of his team’s 9 offensive rebounds and his action shoots a new 9-0 that puts Golden State on the ropes (53-36). Mike Brown went into the area and as the Warriors started to reclaim their colors, a torrent of loose balls (10) led to 20-4 from Memphis in the final five minutes of the first half to give the Warriors a 27-point lead. (77-50)!
After 26-6 from Memphis to start the third quarter (103-56), Mike Brown logically knocked out Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins. Garen Jackson Jr. restricted shots of him from ten meters away in a boiling FedEx forum. See you at night from Friday to Saturday in Game 6!
What to remember
– Memphis finally imposes its identity. The Grizzlies dominated rebounding in the first four games of the series, dominating the game behind the offensive rebounding activity of new rookie Stephen Adams, and then Brandon Clark, off the bench. If the Warriors had lost an average of 17 balls since the start of the series, the Grizzlies couldn’t capitalize on them. Last night, they were able to make a difference at the end of the first quarter by capitalizing on that ball loss, as they have been able to do throughout the regular season.
– The first half numbers are one-sided. With Grizzlies playing to survive and Warriors lacking focus, lacking sharpness, and making a string of fouls, the Memphis outrageously dominated the first 24 minutes and the stats are there to prove it. The Warriors lost 14 flyballs and gave up 13 offensive rebounds to give the Grizzlies 17 more possessions. Taylor Jenkins’ men took the opportunity to score 25 points on these missed balls and 14 points (versus 0 to Dubs) on their second chances. They also dominated the racket and scored 22 more points than their opponent.
– Grizzlies fill with confidence with Game 6. If the end result is as historical as it is anecdotal because it matters only to victory, then Memphis will still show up in San Francisco with long teeth and nothing to lose. During this patch, they were able to get Desmond Payne back into rhythm as he struggled the entire series and were able to control the bounce behind towering Stephen Adams. The Warriors will obviously have the advantage of playing on their own turf and will be eager to respond, but they will have to do so without Andre Iguodala, without Gary Payton II, and perhaps without Otto Porter Jr., the decisive in the series, who is left in half. Time due to a right foot injury.
✅ Garen Jackson, Jr.. Aggressive from the start of the match, JJJ set the tone for his team. He was excellent in the second defensive curtain and allowed himself to enter Golden State with 3-point shots from ten metres. He finished the match with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks.
^ Desmond Payne. For the first time in the series, he manages to find his rhythm. He took his first two shots from distance and became aggressive towards the circle to score 21 points at 4/6 from a three point range.
✅ Taios Jones. Once again solid, the captain also scored 21 points and provided 9 assists to lead his team’s boat with a key hand.
^ Stephen Adams – Brandon Clark. The two inside teams dominated the racket, collecting 20 rebounds including 11 attacks.
⛔ the Warriors. There was nothing else to catch on that night. Special mention to Draymond Green and Jordan Poole, the author of 9 balls lost between them in 22 minutes of play.
6 . game : at night from Friday to Saturday in San Francisco.