Warriors Win Streak Comes to End in Memphis

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The Warriors' 16-game win streak came to an end on Tuesday night with a 105-98 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.


As they say, all good things must come to an end eventually. The Warriors franchise best 16-game win streak came to an end Tuesday night as they fell to the Grizzlies 105-98 in Memphis. Despite playing their third game in four nights without either Andrew Bogut or David Lee, the Dubs managed to keep things close all game long, but couldn’t get over the top. Klay Thompson led the team with 22 points and four three-pointers, while Stephen Curry notched 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists. The loss drops the Warriors to 21-3 on the season, still the best record in the NBA.

Entering the game with the two best records in the league, it was expected that the Warriors and Grizzlies would grind out a close one, and it certainly lived up to the billing. Both sides traded baskets for the majority of the first quarter, as the teams remained neck and neck. Harrison Barnes hit a buzzer-beating floater to put the Warriors up 30-24 at the end of the first frame, the largest lead for either team up to that point.

That Barnes floater would be the last bucket for several minutes for the Warriors, however, as the Grizzlies opened the second quarter on a tear. Memphis used a 20-0 run over the first 5:11 of the quarter to turn a six point deficit into a 14 point advantage. Golden State went ice cold during that stretch, going 0-for-11 from the field. The Warriors would go on to close the second frame on a 19-13 run as the teams headed into halftime with the Grizzlies leading 57-49.