NBA Playoffs: Memphis Grizzlies equalize against Golden State Warriors

The Memphis Grizzlies drew the series with a hard-fought 106-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors. In the end, dubs just can not find any means against Ja Morant, Splash Brothers are completely cold.

About four and a half minutes before the end, the Grizzlies were still 4 points behind, but then the home team ended the match with a furious 15: 6 race to victory – all 15 points went to Morant! The 22-year-old was now unstoppable with his drives, eventually having put his playoff career at 47 points.

The young Grizzlies lowered 15 of his 31 shots (5/12 threes) and also snatched 8 rebounds and assists as well as 3 steals. Otherwise, it was only Ziaire Williams (14), Brandon Clarke (10) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (12, 3/14 FG), which provided double-digit support. The latter had to leave the floor prematurely with six errors.

At the other end, Stephen Curry struggled with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, but the chef struggled like his teammates with long-range shots (3/11 three-pointers). Golden State hit just 18.4 percent from Downtown (7/38), a franchise-negative record for a playoff game with at least 20 three-point attempts.

Jordan Poole still got 20 points, Andrew Wiggins 16. Klay Thompson, on the other hand, remained completely pale (12, 5/19 FG). Golden State also had to cope with the injury of Gary Payton II, who broke his left elbow in an ugly fall.

In fact, everything went according to plan for Memphis at the start of the game: Jackson Jr. and Morant scored two early triples, while the Warriors mostly lost ball possession (an 8-0 lead). So got advice though Dillon Brooks makes an ugly mistake on a payton layup, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was out of his mind. Brooks received an obvious error II and had to immediately take a shower.

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