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"We're coming" young Grizzlies promise after semifinal loss

May. 14, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The NBA's youngest team to reach a conference semifinal in the past 25 years has wasted little time turning disappointment into motivation. Yes, the Memphis Grizzlies soaked in every lesson to help chase their first NBA championship. “This is...

Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Morant, Grizzlies 142-112

May. 14, 2022 03:54 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Now, Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies are calling out the Golden State Warriors for causing unnecessary injury. Morant re-injured his troublesome right knee late in the game when Jordan Poole grabbed it as they fought for a loose ball late in the Warriors'...

Curry, Thompson send Warriors into Western Conference finals

May. 14, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This kind of playoff triumph is three years in the making for Klay Thompson, who endured countless hours of rehab and heartache to reach this point again. And after another spectacular shooting performance on the big stage, coach Mike Brown just wanted to offer...

Grizzlies rout Warriors to avoid elimination, force Game 6

May. 12, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies fought off elimination with the highest-scoring performance in their franchise's postseason history. And with All-Star guard Ja Morant cheering from the bench. Then Morant upped the ante by chanting “Grizz in seven!” ...

Curry, Warriors rally past Grizzlies 101-98 for 3-1 lead

May. 10, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Their coach sidelined again as has happened several times before, even during the playoffs, Stephen Curry took charge and led the Golden State Warriors back. Mike Brown grabbed the clipboard as acting head coach, just like he did during a title run five years...

Memphis star Morant's Game 4 status in doubt with hurt knee

May. 08, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Physical basketball plays are suddenly coming into question with emotions at an all-time high during these playoffs: So, what becomes too much on the big stage when stars hit the floor hard or get hurt? Golden State guard Gary Payton II went down and is...

Curry, Morant enjoying challenge of battling in West semis

May. 04, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen Curry had a message for Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. after the Golden State Warriors took Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal against the Memphis Grizzlies. Prepare to have some fun in this series. Morant countered in a big...

Supporting cast key in semis matchup between Morant, Curry

May. 03, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Klay Thompson savored the moment by spending a few minutes on the court after a roller coaster of emotions during the final minute. He hit the game-winning 3-pointer — only to miss two free throws before getting back on defense to force Ja Morant to miss a...

Healthy Warriors ready for semifinals vs. young Grizzlies

Apr. 30, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have the Golden State Warriors in their seventh Western Conference semifinal in 10 seasons, and both finally are as healthy as they've been since reaching five straight NBA Finals from 2015-19. That remarkable...

Grizzlies-Warriors Western Conference semis preview capsule

Apr. 30, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

Preview capsule for the Memphis-Golden State Western Conference semifinal series that starts Sunday: No. 2 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (56-26, 4-2) vs. No. 3 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (53-29, 4-1) Season series: Grizzlies, 3-1. Story line: Ja Morant and the Grizzlies...