In their last meeting of the regular season, the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Golden State Warriors, 106-94, Sunday night at Oracle Arena. Golden State split the season series 2-2.
The game featured 15 lead changes and 13 ties. Memphis started on an offensive surge, making a season-high 13 field goals in the first quarter and outscoring the Warriors 28-25.
Both teams were neck and neck throughout the first three quarters and entered the fourth period with the Grizzlies down two at 83-81. However, with 9:09 left in the fourth quarter, the Warriors went on a 12-3 run over the next 6:11 to extend the lead to 12 at 101-89. The Warriors would lead the rest of the way.
Memphis struggled to connect in the fourth quarter, shooting 5-of-25 (.200) from the field while the Warriors shot 9-of-17 (.529).
Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 29 points and six assists, his third straight game with 22 points or more. JaMychal Green (13 points and eight rebounds) and Zach Randolph (15 points and five rebounds) both scored in double figures. The Grizzlies were without All-Star and team captain Marc Gasol for the night due to a left foot strain.
The Warriors owned a significant advantage in fast break points scoring 30 to the Grizzlies’ 11 and outshot the Grizzlies from the three-point line. Golden State shot 17-of-31 (.548) from beyond the arc while Memphis only shot 8-of-29 (.276).
Klay Thompson led all scorers with 31 points, his eighth game of the season with 30-or-more points. Stephen Curry recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 11 assists. Andre Iguodala (20 points) and Matt Barnes (10 points) also scored in double figures.
The Grizzlies head to Sacramento to finish off their four-game road trip as they take on the Kings tomorrow, March 27 at 9:30 p.m. CT. Tune in to FOX Sports Southeast, presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners, or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN for all the Grizzlies action.
Key Run of the Night
- With 9:09 left in the fourth quarter, the Warriors went on a 12-3 run over the next 6:11 to extend the lead to 12 at 101-89.