Warriors Suffer an Ugly Beat Down in Memphis 134-95

The Memphis Grizzlies Jaren Jackson Jr (13) and the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) take a spill in their battle for the basketball in first half action at the FedEx Forum in Memphis in game 5 on Wed May 11, 2022 (AP News photo)

Warriors Suffer An Ugly Beat Down In Memphis 134-95

By Barbara Mason

After the horrendous game that Golden State played on Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies every expectation was that they would come out ready to put this series to bed.

They did just the opposite with 14 turnovers in the first half. They were traveling, throwing the ball out of bounds, stepping out of bounds and missing open shots.

Whatever they could do wrong, they did it. Memphis had 13 offensive rebounds in the first half and they were outplaying the Warriors in an obvious must win game for them.

Memphis won the first quarter 38-28 and then went on a crazy run winning the second quarter 39-22. The Grizzlies led by the score of 77-50 at halftime. Memphis dominated in every statistical category in this game.

The Warriors would have 22 turnovers when all was said and done. The Grizzlies would dominate the boards thought this entire game. Golden State had no rhythm, no focus, no energy; they didn’t have much of anything tonight.

Every single Warrior sitting on the sidelines at the end of the game were hanging their heads in shame. This was a very disappointing and embarrassing loss for the team. Thompson had 19 points for the high score followed by Kuminga with 17 points.

The Grizzlies had seven players in double digits. Jaren Jackson Jr., Tyus Jones and Desmond Bane each contributed 21 points in this game.

Friday night the Warriors will have to turn things around because they absolutely do not want to play a game seven in Memphis. Losing is not an option, this is a must win for Golden State. Tipoff is 7:00 PM PDT at the Chase Center in San Francisco for game 6.

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