Memphis Grizzlies blown out by Golden State Warriors; Ja Morant hurt

SAN FRANCISCO – Basketball statistics always even out, and that proved to be detrimental to the Memphis Grizzlies twice on Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors.

First, the Grizzlies made 11 3-pointers in the first half after averaging 11.6 makes in the regular season. The 3-point percentage began trending downward in the second half.

Then there was the Golden State’s shooting. Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson hadn’t played a simultaneously good game in this NBA playoffs series, but that happened in Game 3. The Grizzlies were unable to slow down the Warriors in a 142-112 loss at Chase Center.

Memphis also got some uncharacteristic numbers that may even out later in the series. The Grizzlies led the NBA in rebounding and paint scoring, but Golden State dominated both areas. Thompson also hit a 3-pointer off one foot that kind of summed up the Grizzlies’ night.

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