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MEMPHIS, Tenn (AP) – Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane and Tyus Jones scored 21 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Golden State Warriors 134-95 on Wednesday night to avoid relegation Western Conference. .

Dylan Brooks added 12 points for Memphis. Zayer Williams and Brandon Clark had 11 and De Anthony Melton had 10. Stephen Adams made 13 rebounds, six next.

The Grizzlies never lagged behind, turning into their best performance in the series and leading 3-2, even if All-Star guard Ja Morant did not play his second game in a row due to a bruise in his right knee. They improved to 4-11 when faced with retirement.

Memphis scored 77 points in the first half, which was the most in the history of the franchise. In the third quarter, the Grizzlies increased their lead to 55, threatening the three biggest post-season explosions in NBA history. Their 52-point lead after three games has been the biggest in the playoffs in 70 years.

When Memphis fans chanted “Wow, this trick! Wow, that’s a trick! ” in the early fourth, Stephen Curry laughed on the court, laughing, and Draymand Green waved a towel in unison with the crowd.

Game 6 will take place Friday night in San Francisco, where the Warriors have won five playoff games in a row and seven last.

Clay Thompson led the Golden State with 19 points, Jonathan Cumming added 17, Curry had 14 and Damion Lee and Moses Moody added 10 each.

The Warriors lost for the first time when assistant Mike Brown replaced coach Steve Kerr, who missed his second game in a row after receiving a positive result at COVID before Game 4.

The Grizzlies are back to what helped publish the second best record of the regular season. They were ahead of Golden State and dominated the attack boards. They achieved a lot of revs and got their best products from the bench of this series.

Golden State, thanks to Pula’s exit from the bench, outperformed Memphis in each of the first four games. Before the relegation, the Grizzlies had a 28-8 advantage in the first two quarters and finished with a 52-35 advantage.

At the end of the first quarter Memphis led 38-28 and continued the series with a score of 24-8 in the second quarter, rising by 53-36 tons. They finished second in 20-4, including 14 in a row, beating Golden State with score 39-22 and increasing 77-50 at the break.

The Grizzlies then opened the third quarter, beating Golden State 20-6, prompting fans to chant “Wow, this trick.” Memphis only pressed, surpassing Golden State with a score of 42-17 in the third and leading with a score of 119-67, moving into the fourth.

Brown played most of his starts before 3:44 a.m., and Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins followed suit to start fourth, resting for a flight to California and Game 6.

PARAVED

Warriors: 77 points allowed in the first half coincide with the highest number of points for the entire season. They also dropped 77 Jan. 13 in Milwaukee. … The Warriors also dropped to 12-4 in the 5th game since 2015. … Nemanja Bjelica started the third quarter instead of Jonathan Kuminga. In this series, Belitsa played only four minutes. … Otto Porter Jr. played 12 minutes before being repulsed due to pain in his right leg.

Grizzlies: They scored the most points in the first half, also scoring 77 points against New Orleans on March 8th. They did so by beating Golden State 24-5 by a second chance point with an 18-4 advantage in offensive games.

POST-SEASON BREWS

On March 30, 1970, the Bucks also led Philadelphia with a score of 52 (124-72). On April 27, 2009, Denver defeated New Orleans with a score of 58, with Minneapolis defeating St. Louis on March 19, 1956. Golden State defeated the Los Angeles Lakers on 56 April 21, 1973.

GRIZLIS D

Memphis scored 25 points in the first half – the most from any team in the first half of the last 25 postseasons. In this series, the Warriors made an average of 19 turns in the game, before the break – 14 and finished with 20.

BROWN’S FIRST COUPLE

Brown, the next Sacramento Kings coach, coached the Warriors 12-0 in the postseason, winning 11 straight in the 2017 playoffs. He also won the 4th game when the Warriors took the lead for the first time with 45.7 seconds left to win and take a 3-1 lead.

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