The Golden State Warriors defeated Memphis Grizzlies 117-116 in Game 1 of their second-round series on Sunday evening. Stephen Curry delivered an outstanding performance during the game as he guided his side to stun the Grizzlies with just a one-point lead. The most notable act by Curry was when the Warriors had just a one-point lead, and Grizzles’ Ja Morant took the ball to the basket but got clamped by Stephen Curry.
Curry’s move turned out to be the Warriors’ deciding factor as only 30-second were left in the game, and Jo Morant was looking confident to net the equalizer. However, delighted with his match-winning block, Curry was seen lauding his effort by screaming, “Locked that s**t up, boy. I locked that s**t up.”
Curry was so loud that even analysts could hear him shouting. Another notable performance was from Jordan Poole, as he went off for 31 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range.
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He earned 17 points in the second half when he buoyed the offensive attack with Draymond Green in the locker room after controversially being ejected for a Flagrant two foul. Poole was electric in scoring, as he has been for the better part of the last two months — knocking down deep, contested 3s and finishing with spectacular forays around the rim.
Meanwhile, Klay Thompson made a clutch play to power the Warriors in the lead and let them beat Memphis. The incredible show from “Splash Brothers” led to a crucial win for the Warriors to start their series against the Grizzlies. Speaking of Memphis Grizzlies, they need a lot of homework and will aim to regroup themselves to win against Golden State.
But the return of Draymond Green will surely make it an uphill task for them. Warriors clinching nail-biting thriller due to their best defenders will boost them with confidence going ahead into the series. Golden State now has the home advantage, which means Memphis will need to win at least one road game if they are eying to win the series.