The Memphis Grizzlies scored 77 points in the first half and dismantled the Golden State Warriors in Game 5, 134-95, making it a 3-2 series in favor of Golden State as the series heads back to San Francisco for Game 6 on Friday.
“We knew what was at stake,” Jackson said via the Associated Press. “We didn’t change anything, though. We just calmed down, looked at the film, understand what we had to take away from the last game and just went out there and executed.”
Memphis took charge of the glass in Game 5 — they are the bigger team but had been outrebounded in each of the first four games. Not Wednesday night, when they had 18 more boards than the Warriors. Most importantly, Memphis grabbed 18 offensive rebounds (Steven Adams had six), giving them a second chance on 34.6% of their missed shots.
The Warriors got whooped 😲
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 12, 2022
🗣 “Grizz in 7! Grizz in 7!”
Ja Morant after the Grizzlies blow out Steph Curry and the Warriors in Game 5 👀pic.twitter.com/m9xZCn2yUG
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