Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 4
Grizzlies vs. Warriors: Game 4: 5/11/15
Warriors even Series in Game 4
The Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Golden State Warriors in a 101-84 decision Monday night at FedExForum, tying the Western Conference Semifinals at 2-2. The Warriors avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season (including playoffs) with tonight's win.
Stephen Curry led all Warriors scorers, tying a postseason and career-high 21 points in the first half. He finished the game with 33 points on 11-of-22 (.500) shooting, including 4-of-9 (.444) from beyond the arc. Curry has scored at least 30 points nine times in his postseason career and four times this postseason. Draymond Green recorded his 10th double-double (sixth this postseason) with 16 points on 6-of-12 (.500) shooting and 10 rebounds. 11 of Green's 16 points were recorded in the first quarter. Andre Iguodala contributed a 2015 postseason single-game high of 11 points on 4-of-6 (.667) shooting, burying 3-of-5 attempts from three-point range.
The Warriors connected with 14-of-33 attempts from beyond the arc. The 14 three-pointers were more than Golden State had hit in Games 2 and 3 combined, when the Warriors shot an identical 6-of-26 from long range in both games.
Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting and 10 rebounds.Zach Randolph also double-doubled, scoring 12 points and hauling in 11 rebounds. Jeff Green (12 points) and Vince Carter (10 points) both notched 2015 playoff single-game highs in scoring.
The series heads to Golden State for Game 5 on Wednesday, May 13 at 9:30pm (CT).
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Key Stats of the Night
- The Warriors scored connected from behind the three-point line 14 times (out of 33 attempts)… The 14 three-pointers were more than Golden State had hit in Games 2 and 3 combined (12-of-52 3FG), when the Warriors shot an identical 6-of-26 from beyond the arc in both games.
Key Run of the Night
- With the score at 47-37 with 4:26 remaing in the second quarter, Golden State netted the next five points (Curry three-pointer and Andrew Bogut dunk) to extend their lead to 15 (52-37)… The Warriors are now 51-0 when leading by 15-plus points.
On fighting through the playoffs
"We’ve been through a lot of battles together. We’ve been a group that’s been together, especially our core guys, now through the playoffs and the ringer, and the offseasons and then up and down playoffs. You can be very high, and two days later you can be very low. You can be very low, and two days later be very high. The importance of the game. We’ve talked about playing 48 minutes possession by possession. We came into the series believing regardless of what anybody else thought that it would be a seven-game series, and we were going to take that mentality to just keep punching away so to speak - to use the boxing analogy."
-- Head Coach Dave Joerger
On putting Bogut on him defensively
“It didn’t effect nothing. It’s just I wasn’t able to give my team the energy tonight. I like that match-up so hopefully they’ll do it again and I’ll take advantage of it.”
-- Tony Allen
"We already know what we got to do. They hit shots. (Stephen) Curry had a great game and everybody played off him. Dray (Draymond Green) played good. They had a good game. We got to give them credit. We got to move on and prepare for the next game."
-- Zach Randolph
On second chance points
"They got a lot of second-chance points. We didn’t play like we did the first home game. It’s a game. We got to get better. It’s disappointing but it’s still tied 2-2. We have to go out there and take care of business."
-- Zach Randolph
- Stephen Curry tied a postseason and career-high of 21 points in the first half (4/27/14 vs. LAC)… He finished with 33 points on 11-of-22 (.500) shooting including 4-of-9 (.444) from long range, hauled in eight rebounds and dished out five assists… Curry has scored at least 30 points nine times in his postseason career (four times this postseason)
- Draymond Green had his 10th career double-double (sixth this postseason) with 16 points (6-of-12 FG) and 10 rebounds… He scored 11 points in the first quarter.
- Andre Iguodala contributed a 2015 postseason single-game high of 11 points on 4-of-6 (.667) shooting, burying 3-of-5 (.600) attempts from three-point range.
- Both Marc Gasol (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Zach Randolph (12 points, 11 rebounds) recorded double-doubles…Gasol also added six assists to his double-double effort.
- Jeff Green (12 points) and Vince Carter (10 points) both notched 2015 playoff single-game highs in scoring.
- Warriors forward/center Marreesse Speights (moderate right calf strain) did not play.
The Grizzlies head back to Oakland for Game 5 on Wednesday at 9:30pm. Make plans to attend the Grizzlies Bud Light Watch Party at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill at BassPro Shops at the Pyramid. Watch Party details.
Next Home Game
The Grizzlies will face of against the Warriors in Home Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Friday, May 15. For access to the best selection of seats and a host of MVP benefits, place 30% down on Season Tickets.