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Marcus Smart, Mikal Bridges top NBA All-Defensive first team

May. 20, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics was the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive first team, with Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns joining him as the other guard. Former Defensive Players of the Year Rudy Gobert of Utah and Giannis...

"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...

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!” ...

Pivotal Game 5s on tap for Bucks-Celtics, Warriors-Grizzlies

May. 10, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

Memphis’ chances of staving off elimination are even tougher now. The Golden State Warriors put the Grizzlies on the brink of the offseason after they rallied late in Game 4 on Monday night to grab a 3-1 series lead as Memphis star Ja Morant sat out with a sore right knee. ...

Long breaks between games gives playoff teams time to heal

May. 06, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The quirks of scheduling for the NBA playoffs created three-day breaks between games in the Boston-Milwaukee and Memphis-Golden State series. In this case, the teams don’t mind the delays too much. They have used the time off to get healthier and deal with...

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...

Morant scores 47 points, Grizzlies tie Warriors at 1 apiece

May. 04, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant struggled to see out of his left eye after being punched going for a rebound late in the third quarter. Determined to make up for missing a would-be winning layup at the end of Game 1, the All-Star guard proved he could still find the basket. ...

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...

Morant-Curry duel center of Grizzlies-Warriors showdown

May. 02, 2022 02:33 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant was rolling, making acrobatic drives to the basket. Stephen Curry was taking and knocking down step-back 3s. Yes, the All-Star guards got plenty of help in Game 1 of the Memphis Grizzlies-Golden State Warriors playoff series, but they...

Warriors rally after Green ejected, beat Grizzlies in Game 1

May. 01, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies have shown they can finish fourth quarters this postseason. Well, the Golden State Warriors have been doing this for years, with the championships to prove it. Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 36...