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Game 5 Postgame press conferece: Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol talks about the loss to the Warriors in Game 5.

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Game 5 Postgame press conferece: Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol talks about the loss to the Warriors in Game 5.
May 14, 2015  |  07:03

Game 5 Postgame press conference: Coach Joerger

Coach Joerger breaks down the loss to the Warriors in Game 5.
May 14, 2015  |  04:42

Lee Makes Barnes Split

Courtney Lee crosses up Harrison Barnes and makes him do a split before he knocks down the jumper.
May 14, 2015  |  00:35

Gasol Slams

Marc Gasol gets the dish from Mike Conley and finishes with the flush.
May 13, 2015  |  00:25

Three-Bo

Zach Randolph buries an open three early in Game 5.
May 13, 2015  |  00:16

Z-Bo Off Glass

Zach Randolph gets off a crazy shot over the Warriors' double team.
May 13, 2015  |  00:17

Warriors-Grizzlies: Game 5 Preview

Mike Fratello and Sam Mitchell preview Game 5 between the Warriors and Grizzlies.
May 13, 2015  |  02:28

Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 5

Stephen Curry's record-breaking night powered the Warriors to a 98-78 win in Game 5, giving them a 3-2 series lead.
May 13, 2015  |  02:48

Warriors retake Series lead, 3-2

Game 6 takes place at FedExForum on Friday

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Grizzlies 98-78 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals, taking a 3-2 advantage in the series leading into Game 6 at FedExForum.

The Grizzlies got off to a fast start in the first quarter, leading by as many as 13 in the period. The Warriors went on a 16-2 run (23-10 Grizzles lead) with 3:26 remaining in the period to end the quarter with a 26-25 lead.

Golden State hit its coveted 15-plus point lead mark (68-53) with 4:02 remaining and now stand at 52-0 when hitting that all-important number.

The Grizzlies struggled from the field for the second straight game in the series, shooting below .400 (33-of-83 FG) from the field and 4-of-15 (.267) from behind the three-point line.

Stephen Curry (18 points, seven rebounds, five assists, six steals) and Klay Thompson (21 points, five assists) combined for nine made three-pointers as the Warriors sank 14 shots from beyond the arc overall.

Harrison Barnes continued his solid play for the series, scoring 14 points (4-of-8 FG). Barnes has scored in double-digits in every game so far in the series after doing so twice in four games against the Pelicans in the first round.

Marc Gasol led all Grizzlies scorers with 18 points, hauled in 12 rebounds and dished six assists.

Game 6 at FedExForum will tip off at 8:30 p.m. (CT) on Friday, May 15 as the Grizzlies look to avoid elimination.

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Key Stats of the Night

  • The Warriors sank 14-of-30 (.467) from beyond the arc while the Grizzlies only managed to hit 4-of-15 (.267).

Key Run of the Night

  • The Warriors went on a 16-2 run at the end of the first quarter to erase a 13 point Grizzlies lead.

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Quotes

On the game
"Interesting game, I thought we were in striking distance. I don't think we played really well. Give them a lot of credit. They made a lot of shots. They moved the basketball very well. We can't put up two 16‑point quarters and play against team that's can score. You've got to be able to score. I thought we had good looks. We were 15 for 42 in the paint, so we're getting shots. I thought we got a lot of good looks, but we had too many turnovers tonight. They had a lot of fast‑breakpoints and second chance opportunities getting offensive rebounds. And they all lead to the three‑point shot, so that's kind of the cause of why they go 14 for 30 from three, and it's tough to get outscored by 10 at the three‑point line. So tough night for us. They made shots. They played very well. Tough place to play, and hopefully we'll be back here for Game 7"
-- Head Coach Dave Joerger

On playing without Tony Allen
"Well, everybody was saying we couldn't score because Tony Allen was on the floor, and we put up 78 without him. So I'll defend the guy to the hilt. He's the best. Tremendous defender. He's a warrior. He plays with his heart every single night, and the juice that he brings to a game, especially when we're struggling, we had it to 8, we had it to 10 most of the game. A guy like that goes and gets a loose ball, dives on the floor, gets a deflection, gets a steal, gets a putback. Those kind of things really kind of help your team go, yeah, you know what? We can get this done. So we really missed that from Tony tonight, let alone what he does as a defender, which I could go on and on for that."
-- Head Coach Dave Joerger

On the game
"We can do a better job of getting first position closer to the basket and giving our guards on high lows an easier target. I know what they are doing defensively you can see it. But we've got to do a better job of playing faster. Once they didn't have anybody behind or loading up and they can crush to the side and load up to that, it becomes tougher to work around their D because they send you to the baseline where the doubting is coming. They'll mix it up, and even if you go middle, they double team as well, and they do a good job. So the faster we go and the quicker we move the ball and we get deeper position, the easier it's going to be. We work around the front and get it 15, 17 feet, it will be a little tougher for us to score because they're going to have more time to read your offense and more than likely double team you. So we've got to keep the ball in the middle of the floor where it gives us room to double team and you can make quick decisions with the ball."
-- Marc Gasol

On playing without Tony Allen
"Tony gives you a lot of energy defensively. Disrupts a lot of things, and he's somebody that is a special player that we already know, but he wasn't playing. So once you know he's going to play and somebody else steps up and takes his spot on the team, that's all that matters. Once a guy doesn't play you don't look for another guy to do what Tony Allen does, because Tony Allen has a special talent. If you bring somebody else that has different talent that can bring something different to the party."
-- Marc Gasol

Player Notes

  • Marc Gasol scored a team high 18 points, grabbed 12 boards, and dished six assists.
  • Zach Randolph had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Mike Conley contributed 13 points five assists.
  • Jeff Green finished with 10 points.

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