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Postgame Report

Postgame Report: Grizzlies light up scoreboard, rout Warriors 134-95 in Game 5

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Memphis scored 77 points in the first half, a franchise playoff record for points in any half. The Grizzlies recorded 25 points off turnovers before halftime, the most by any team in a first half over the last 25 postseasons.
  • The Grizzlies outscored the Warriors 41-17 in the third quarter while outrebounding their opponent 16-8 and scoring 10 second chance points.

Key Run of the Night

  • Memphis’ lead swelled to 55 points in the third quarter, and their 52-point lead at the end of the third quarter (119-67) tied the largest in an NBA playoff game since 1955 (other: Bucks at 76ers on March 30, 1970).

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies delivered a 134-95 win over the Golden State Warriors in the face of elimination on Wednesday night at FedExForum.

The Grizzlies outscored the Warriors 41-17 in the third quarter on their way to the dominant victory in Game 5. Seven Grizzlies scored in double figures with Tyus Jones, Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. leading the way. Jackson Jr. delivered on both ends, finishing with 21 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 3P), eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Jones notched 21 points with nine assists and three rebounds on 8-for-12 shooting from the field while Bane scored 21 points on 4-for-6 shooting from 3-point range.

Klay Thompson scored 19 points with three rebounds to lead the Warriors while Jonathan Kuminga added 17 points with three rebounds. Stephen Curry tallied 14 points with four rebounds.

Memphis closed the first quarter with a 9-0 run to take a 38-28 lead after one quarter. The Grizzlies shot 7-for-12 from three in the quarter as Jackson Jr. led the way with 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the field.

The Grizzlies stretched their lead to 77-50 at halftime using a 20-4 run in the second quarter. Memphis outrebounded the Warriors 30-17 in the first half and outscored Golden State 14-0 in second chance points, as Jackson Jr. and Bane led the Memphis with 13 points each.

Memphis put the game out of hand with a convincing 34-9 run over nine minutes to begin in the third quarter. The Grizzlies shot 52% from the field and 56% from three while holding the Warriors to 32% shooting in the third.

The Grizzlies outrebounded the Warriors 55-37 while scoring 50 points in the paint to Golden State’s 36. Memphis also grabbed 18 offensive rebounds while outscoring Golden State 24-6 in second chance points.

Next Game

The Grizzlies look to even the series in Game 6 in San Francisco on Friday, May 13, at 9 p.m. CT.

Team Quotes

Team Notables

  • The Memphis Grizzlies avoided elimination and push their Western Conference Semifinals series to 3-2. Game 6 will tip-off Friday, May 13 in San Francisco.
  • The Grizzlies outrebounded the Warriors 55-37, including an 18-4 edge on the offensive glass that led to a 24-5 advantage in second chance points. Memphis attempted 19 more shots than Golden State.
  • Memphis recorded 37 assists on 47 made baskets and committed only 10 turnovers.
  • The Grizzlies turned the Warriors 22 turnovers into 29 points. Memphis leads the league in steals and points off turnovers this postseason, as they did during the regular season.
  • With a 39-point win, Memphis recorded its largest margin of victory in franchise playoff history. The Grizzlies’ biggest lead (55-point margin) came on a Ziaire Williams 4-point play with 40 seconds to go in the third quarter.
  • Seven different Grizzlies scored in double figures, while Kyle Anderson and John Konchar each scored nine.

Player Notables

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 21 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 3P) to go with eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
  • Tyus Jones notched 21 points with nine assists and zero turnovers while 8-for-12 shooting from the field.
  • Desmond Bane scored 21 points on 4-for-6 shooting from 3-point range. Bane tied for the best plus-minus (+46) in a playoff game in the last 25 postseasons (play-by-play data was first tracked in 1997).
  • Dillon Brooks added 12 points with four rebounds and four assists.
  • Steven Adams grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds, his second straight game with double-digit rebounds.
  • Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 19 points while Stephen Curry scored 14 points.

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