'We Knew What Was At Stake'| SLAM

The Memphis Grizzlies aren’t done yet after definitely enforcing their will throughout Wednesday’s Game 5 with a dominant 134-95 win over the Golden State Warriors.

The Grizzlies were led by Desmond Bane, Tyus Jones, and Jaren Jackson Jr., who each scored 21 points each to prevent removal and force Game 6 in San Francisco.

Memphis never ever tracked in Game 5, leading by as much as 55 points while shooting 47.5 percent from the field, 43.9 percent from beyond the arc, and manhandled the Warriors inside to the tune of 55 rebounds and 50 points in the paint. The Grizzlies scored a franchise-record 77 points in the very first half, their 52-point lead entering into the 4th quarter connected for the biggest deficit in a championship game in the previous 70 years.

The Grizzlies likewise required the Warriors into 22 turnovers

“We knew what was at stake,” Jackson stated per ESPN. “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.”

The big-time Game 5 win was thanks to Memphis returning to what assisted them end up being the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, large supremacy on the boards, requiring turnovers, and dependable bench scoring.

The Grizzlies returned to doing the important things that assisted them publish the second-best record throughout the routine season. They outrebounded Golden State and controlled on the offending boards. They required turnovers and got their finest production from the bench of this series. The Grizzlies completed the night with a 52-35 edge and held Jordan Poole, who exceeded the Grizzlies in the very first video games of the series, to simply 8 points and 3 helps.

Memphis went into the 2nd quarter with a 35-28 lead and left the 2nd half with a 77-50 lead after releasing a 20-4 run, consisting of 14 straight, to outscore the Warriors 39-22 in the 2nd frame. Out of halftime, the attack continued with the Grizzlies opening the 2nd half with a 20-6 outburst that all however ended any hopes of Golden State rebounding.

The Memphis faithful commemorated while shouting their signature rallying cry, “Whoop That Trick! Whoop That Trick”, which drew a laugh from Stephen Curry (14 points, 4 helps, 3 rebounds), who infamously stated the Warrior’s tactical plan for Game 5 was “Whoop That Trick” previously on the Wednesday edition of NBA Today.

“Obviously, this was a very impressive win for our group, great bounce-back for sure,”  Memphis Coach Taylor Jenkins stated.

The Warriors will aim to close the series out on Friday in San Francisco. The Dubs have actually won 5 straight championship game in your home, including their last 7 total.



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