For some reason, the Golden State Warriors have found a way to conclude the Memphis Grizzlies and punch tickets to the Western Conference Finals. After the embarrassing defeat of Game 5, the Warriors won 110-96 on the home floor and the 4-2 Series.
The Warriors have inserted Kevon Looney into the starting lineup for Jonathan Kuminga, who only played modestly throughout the series. Some fans shouted for Jordan Poole’s start, but acting head coach Mike Brown decided to choose the size of Rooney. Looney was arguably the best performer in his career.
The Dubs jumped into the 16-8 lead, but some unforced turnovers opened the door for Dillon Brooks to shoot the Grizzlies back into the game. The sequence is repeated many times.
The Warriors led 30-26 at the end of the first quarter, but their lead could have easily expanded to double digits. Klay Thompson had already flashed the heroics of “Game 6 Clay” and probably punched the Hall of Fame ticket, but the dub turnover held them back.
Brooks once again decided to stand against the Warriors and their fans. From the missed shot, Brooks grabbed Curry over his shoulder and pulled it to the ground. Thompson soon became Brooks’ face, and despite Brooks’ departure from Thompson, each was rated as a technical foul. The referee decided to review the play and justified Brooks with Fragrant 1.
Warriors must have at least a two-digit lead in half-time. They had extraordinary defense in the first half, shooting 40.7% from behind the arc, but with the worst efficiency of a two-point shot (25 to 7) and the pain of continuous turnover (first half). 11) opened the door to Memphis. .. Golden State led 53-51.
The third quarter was pretty much the same. Thompson was likely to become a nuclear weapon at an early stage. He defeated three shots in a row, including a fiercely contested midrange jumper, but the Warriors stuck to Memphis’ defense and couldn’t lean on Clay the way Dubnation was accustomed to. The Golden State maintained a single digit lead rather than pulling it apart. Since then, more sales have been generated.
Golden State performed a comical sequence in the middle of the quarter, throwing the wrong pass to three of its four possessions. Since there was no top scorer, Grizzlies had to take the lead with Dub splicing together some empty belongings. They got it. They took a temporary lead before the end of the third, but the Warriors led 78-77 towards the final quarter.
The Warriors eventually slowed things down in the last 12 minutes of regulation and got caught up in a turnover. But asking the Grizzlies to catch up aggressively by a quarter was a much easier task than asking for it for 48 minutes. The Golden State seemed to miss the opportunity to pull away, and Brooks (probably haunting Dubnation for the next few years) found his shot again and nailed Stepback Corner 3 to Andrew Wiggins into a one-owned game. Did. Desmond Bane then added another triple, giving Memphis an 89-87 lead, leaving a 6:55 regulation.
The response was not from Thompson, Curry, or Draymond Green. It was Andrew Wiggins. This was the only warrior player ever consistently considered a bust. Only the Warriors starters didn’t win the NBA Championship on Friday.
The shot clock slowed down and Wiggins knocked down Pullup 3. He stole the ball from Brooks in his next possession and turned it into a simple dunk. Then another Brooks mistake moved the Golden State, leaving Curry alone on the right wing.
The Warriors paradox is such an amazing ugly basketball juxtaposition. All your belongings could be a beautiful display of ball movement ending in a 3-point swish. All possessions also feel that someone could chuck an inaccurate path to the stand.
The Golden State attack was ugly outside of Thompson’s three-and-a-half-quarter shooting, but the switch was a hit. Wiggins delivered a large basket, forced two huge stops, culminated in Stephen Curry’s swish, and increased the Warriors to six. In this game, 6 points felt like 16.
Rooney concludes his amazing performance with multiple aggressive rebounds in the last few minutes, including the one that set up Thompson for the final dagger 3. Looney played 35 minutes and scored only 4 points, but 22 rebounds (11 attacks).
Thompson scored the team’s highest 30 points with an 11-22 shot from the field. The curry ended with an inefficient 29 points. This is mainly because the Warriors finished the game in the last few minutes.
Still, there are cases where Wiggins was their most valuable player. He primarily defended Brooks for 41 minutes, scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 block. Wiggins has been criticized for his inconsistent efforts and his tendency to disappear throughout his career, but he was everywhere on Friday.
Warriors have a little more time to rest. In any case, they will have more rest than their opponents in the Western Conference Finals. They will face the winner of Game 7 between Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks at 5 pm on Sunday, May 15th in Phoenix. If the Sands win the game, the Warriors head to Phoenix for Games 1 and 2. If the Mavericks win, the Dubs will host the first two games in the series.