Warriors 101 - Grizzlies 86
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Warriors Return from Long Layoff and Take Game 1

Dubs Shoot 50.6 Percent Against Elite Memphis Defense and Knock Down 13 3-Pointers
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After going more than a week without a game, the Warriors showed no signs of rust in Sunday’s 101-86 home win over the Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

Draymond Green had the hot hand early, hitting three of his four 3-point attempts in the first six minutes of the game. That set the tone for the entire game, as the Warriors showed tremendous marksmanship from the perimeter from start to finish. Golden Stat shot 13-for-28 on 3-pointers, getting four treys apiece from Green and Stephen Curry.

Curry paced the Warriors with 22 points and seven assists, fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson put in 18 while Green finished with 16 points. The Warriors shot 50.6 percent from the field against a Memphis defense that ranked fourth in the NBA in defensive rating.


Warriors Beat Memphis 101-86 in Game One

The Warriors beat the Grizzlies 101-86 in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday at Oracle Arena.

Warriors vs. Grizzlies - 5/3/15

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Warriors Beat Memphis 101-86 in Game One

The Warriors beat the Grizzlies 101-86 in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday at Oracle Arena.
May 3, 2015  |  02:59

Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game 1

Stephen Curry's 22 points and seven assists lead the Warriors to a Game 1 victory over the Grizzlies, 101-86.
May 3, 2015  |  02:21

Warriors Talk After Game 1 Win

Coach Steve Kerr and Draymond Green discuss Sunday's impressive Game 1 win vs. Memphis.
May 3, 2015  |  02:43

Postgame: Stephen Curry On Court

Stephen Curry is interviewed by Doris Burke following the Warriors Game 1 victory.
May 3, 2015  |  00:47

Curry With The Step Back

Stephen Curry hits the step back three.
May 3, 2015  |  00:20

Turnaround Hook By Speights

Marreese Speights backs his defender down in the post and hits the turnaround hook shot for two.
May 3, 2015  |  00:22

Festus' Rejection

Festus Ezeli swats the shot attempt by his opponent.
May 3, 2015  |  00:09

Speights Steal And Slam

Marreese Speights delivers with a steal and slam during fourth quarter action.
May 3, 2015  |  00:21

Crowd To Their Feet

The crowd rises to their feet after Stephen Curry hits the second of back-to-back three-pointers.
May 3, 2015  |  00:15

Pump Fake And Three

Stephen Curry receives the pass from Klay Thompson, pump fakes his defender and nails the three-pointer.
May 3, 2015  |  00:18

Thompson Feeds Livingston

Klay Thompson breaks down the defense and finds Shaun Livingston for the slam.
May 3, 2015  |  00:17

Draymond For Three

Klay Thompson drives and kicks it out to Draymond Green for the three.
May 3, 2015  |  00:18

The hot shooting had the Warriors up by as many as 16 in the first half, and every time Memphis made a run to get back into the game, the Dubs had an answer. The Grizzlies whittled that first half deficit down to six before Curry made two straight 3-pointers in the second quarter to push that advantage back to nine going into halftime. The Dubs then took control of the game in the third quarter and maintained a double digit advantage the rest of the way.

With the win, the 21st straight at home, the Warriors take a 1-0 lead in the series with Game 2 set for Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.



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