The Warriors are headed to the Western Conference Finals after earning a 4-2 series victory over the Grizzlies with a 108-95 win in Game 6 on Friday night.
The Warriors are headed to the Western Conference Finals after earning a 4-2 series victory over the Grizzlies with a 108-95 win in Game 6 on Friday night. Stephen Curry was fantastic, sinking eight three-pointers on his way to a game-high 32 points and 10 assists. Klay Thompson added 20 points and eight rebounds, while Draymond Green tallied his seventh double-double of the postseason with 16 points and 12 boards.
With Memphis on the brink of elimination, the Warriors wasted no time making the Grizzlies uncomfortable, as they raced out to an early 9-1 lead after making their first four shots. After Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to make three three-pointers on three consecutive possessions, Golden State found themselves up by 15 points, leading 25-10 with 5:06 left to play in the opening quarter. The Warriors entered the game with a record of 52-0 in games in which they held a 15 point lead at any point, and by the time this one was over, that record remained unblemished. Curry would add another three-pointer before Marc Gasol sank two free throws, sending the teams into the second quarter with Golden State holding a 32-19 advantage.
While the Warriors dominated the opening minutes of the game, Memphis eventually found their footing, and would inch closer in the second quarter. The Grizzlies opened the second frame on a 6-2 run to cut the deficit to nine points with 10:03 remaining in the first half. That was as close as they’d get for the duration of the half, as four consecutive Memphis points, including a Courtney Lee jumper with one second left, would send the game into halftime with the Warriors leading 58-49.