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
- Field Goals: 50.0% (44-88)
- 3-Pointers: 44.4% (8-18)
- Rebounds: 34
- Assists: 24
- Turnovers: 10
- Foul shooting: 85.7% (12-14)
- 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
About to watch DVR of Warriors game. From the lack of sky-is-falling on my timeline, GSW boys must have looked pretty good
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) December 8, 2013
Timberlake in Town
Yes, Justin Timberlake was there to watch his hometown Grizzlies, and here’s proof from Nemanja Nedovic:
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.