Dec 7, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) dribble the ball against Memphis Grizzlies point guard Jerryd Bayless (7) during the third quarter at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors End Skid Against Grizzlies with Blowout Win


The Golden State Warriors routed the Memphis Grizzlies 108-82 on Saturday night at the Fedex Forum, which also ended their nine-game losing streak in Memphis. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re going to snap an 11-game losing streak against an opponent, you might as well as do it decisively.

The Golden State Warriors routed the Memphis Grizzlies 108-82 on Saturday night at the Fedex Forum, which also ended their nine-game losing streak in Memphis.

Klay Thompson led the way with 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting, and Stephen Curry tied his career-high in assists with 15. He also made two three-pointers, surpassing Jason Richardson as the Warriors’ all-time leader in three-pointers with 701.

Golden State (12-9) never trailed in the game, starting strong and maintaining their performance through four quarters. Thompson set the tone with 16 points in the first quarter, and his three-pointer with the clock winding down gave the Warriors a 29-19 lead after one.

The lead was cut down to six at halftime after a subpar second quarter, but the Warriors came out with energy to begin the second half. Curry came alive, anchoring a 20-8 run by the Warriors in the third. They led by 20 heading into the fourth, and coasted to a much-needed victory on the back-end of a back-to-back following a poor performance in Houston.

Tale of the Tape

Warriors

  • Field Goals: 50.0% (44-88)
  • 3-Pointers: 44.4% (8-18)
  • Rebounds: 34
  • Assists: 24
  • Turnovers: 10
  • Foul shooting: 85.7% (12-14)

Grizzlies

  • Field Goals: 36.5% (31-85)
  • 3-Pointers: 20% (2-10)
  • Rebounds: 40
  • Assists: 13
  • Turnovers: 8
  • Foul shooting: 81.8% (18-22)

Tweet of the Night

Timberlake in Town

Yes, Justin Timberlake was there to watch his hometown Grizzlies, and here’s proof from Nemanja Nedovic:

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What’s on Tap

The Warriors will fly to Charlotte to take on the Bobcats on Monday. It will be a homecoming for Curry, who loves to scorch his hometown team.

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