NBA Playoffs: Memphis Grizzlies equalize against Golden State Warriors

The Memphis Grizzlies tied the series with a hard-fought 106-101 win over the Golden State Warriors. In the end, the dubs find no way against Ja Morant, the Splash Brothers are completely cold.

About four and a half minutes before the end, the Grizzlies were still 4 points behind, but the home side then finished the game with a furious 15:6 run to victory – all 15 points went to Morant! The 22-year-old was now unstoppable with his workouts, in the end he had set his playoff career high of 47 points.

The young Grizzlies sank 15 of 31 shots (5/12 threes) and also grabbed 8 rebounds and assists along with 3 steals. Otherwise, only Ziaire Williams (14), Brandon Clarke (10) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (12, 3/14 FG) provided support in the form of double-digit numbers. The latter had to leave the floor prematurely with six faults.

At the other end, Stephen Curry fought with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, but the leader, like his teammates, struggled on long shots (3/11 three-pointers). Golden State went just 18.4 percent from Downtown (7/38), a negative franchise record for a playoff game with at least 20 three-point attempts.

Jordan Poole still got 20 points, Andrew Wiggins 16. Klay Thompson, on the other hand, remained completely pale (12, 5/19 FG). Golden State also had to deal with the injury of Gary Payton II, who fractured his left elbow in a nasty fall.

In fact, everything went according to plan for Memphis early in the game: Jackson Jr. and Morant scored two hat-tricks early in the game, while the Warriors mostly lost the ball (an 8-0 lead). Then, however, offered Dillon Brooks commits a nasty foul on a payton lay-up, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was beside himself. Brooks received a flagrant foul II and immediately had to take a shower.

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