71-9! Warriors rally from ten down to beat Grizzlies 100-99

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 8:13 AM

One record matched, one more to go. Two games left with the chance to grab both all for themselves. Green scored on a tip-in in with one min left, and the Warriors rallied from ten points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-99 on Saturday night tying at minimum one NBA record held by the 1995-96 Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls.

71-9! Warriors rally from ten down to beat Grizzlies 100-99

Draymond Green is doing his best to assistance the Golden State Warriors create NBA history.

One record matched, one more to go.

Two games left with the chance to grab both all for themselves.

Green scored on a tip-in in with one min left, and the Warriors rallied from ten points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-99 on Saturday night tying at minimum one NBA record held by the 1995-96 Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls.

Golden State presently has thirty-three road wins, matching those Bulls, who went thirty-three-8 far from Chicago. The Warriors (71-9) visit the Spurs on Sun night, and their following win will tie the Bulls' NBA single-season record of seventy-two victories — but the Golden State has lost 33 straight in San Antonio.

Green gave the Warriors a pep speak at the start of the fourth quarter with Memphis up 78-70. He's not hidden his desire for that single-season record, and he said after the game he'south a terrible loser, especially now.

"I wish people to recollect me as a winner," Green said. "I've always said that. To have the all-time wins record, that speaks for itself."

Green finished with twenty-three points and grabbed eleven rebounds, Klay Thompson had twenty points, Stephen Curry seventeen and Harrison Barnes fourteen for the Warriors who won their first one-point game of the season.

"This game meant a lot to us," Curry said. "It's a big win."

Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who played for those Bulls, said he doesn't care as much about the record. He'south trying to prepare Golden State for defending a championship in the postseason.

"I never imagined when I was with the Bulls anyone would ever arrive close," Kerr said. "We're close. We've a couple games left. We'll look what happens."

Memphis' Lance Stephenson missed two shots in the final seconds on a drive and again on a sixteen-foot fadeaway defended by both Thompson and Curry that came nowhere near to the basket. Executive reviewed the play and gave the ball to the Warriors with 0.8 seconds to finish off the comeback.

Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said Stephenson'south play was planned and refused to call the loss a moral victory.

Matt Barnes scored twenty-four points and grabbed fifteen rebounds for Memphis, Vince Carter added fifteen and Stephenson finished thirteen. Zach Randolph had twelve but was six of nineteen, portion of Memphis shooting thirty-nine percent.

"(A) one-point game is always tough," Carter said. "You know you always sit back and think, 'Man, we could've ...' That'south the nature of the beast."

Memphis didn't create it simple in a game with eighteen lead changes and thirteen ties. The Warriors trailed 90-80 when they went on an 18-7 running to get the lead back at 98-97 on a three-pointer by Barnes with 1:40 left to set up a tense finish. Executive reviewed Green'south tip-in after it initially was ruled basket interference, and Golden State finished the game on an 8-two run.

The Grizzlies already lost their first two games in this series this season by fifty at Golden State and by 16 on this Ct in November. This time, they were without Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and Tony Allen due to injuries.

Memphis used an 18-5 running in the third quarter to get a 74-65 lead with 1:38 left on a three-pointer by Xavier Munford, recently signed for the rest of the season after his second 10-day contract expired. The Grizzlies led by 90-80 with 6:21 left on a reverse layup by Barnes.

Neither of the "Splash Brothers" had a three until Thompson knocked down his first with 2:45 left in the second quarter. He and Curry combined to miss their first six three, and Curry missed his first five before finally knocking down a three with 7:36 left in the third, putting Golden State up 60-56.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Curry extended his streak of games with a made 3 to one hundred fifty straight in the regular season. But he shot 3 of fourteen beyond the arc... They presently are 7-2 in games decided by three points or fewer this season... Kerr held out Celsius Andrew Bogut to rest him up for the second game in Golden State'south back-to-back weekend. Kerr started Ezeli to start working on his conditioning... Barnes had eleven points by halftime for his tenth straight game in double figures to prolong the best streak of his career.

Grizzlies: Allen missed the game with a sore left hamstring... The Grizzlies outrebounded Golden State 54-48, including seventeen offensive rebounds. That gave them a 17-8 lead in second-chance points.

REST OR PLAY

Green and Thompson each played thirty-five minutes as Kerr tried to monitor minutes played. Kerr might wish to rest them a bit more after the Warriors were a bit sloppy. Green shot an air ball early in the third quarter, and Curry had an unpleasant turnover later that quarter. The Warriors were 7-of-21 shooting in the third and just 2 of eleven beyond the arc with Curry hitting both 3s.

UP NEXT

Warriors: Visit Spurs on Sunday night.

Grizzlies: Visit Clippers on Tuesday night.

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