At home, in front of his people, hosting the Warriors … The stage was perfect and Memphis rounded it out with its 10th consecutive victory. It was a tough game, one of a level in which the Tennessee team showed that they are not much more reality than chance to defeat one of the best teams in the NBA.
As usual – we’ve gotten spoiled – Ja Morant led the way for the Grizzlies with a great performance. His were 29 points and 8 assists. It was a great duel he had with Stephen Curry, who had a triple-double of 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Both had their moment, but the final smile was drawn on Morant as he led his team to victory 116-108.
We live an encounter that is as broken at times as it is equaled at others. Memphis started better, and proof of this is that by the middle of the second quarter they were up to 18 points. Another night it would have been enough for them to play with such income to navigate to victory, but Golden State is not a team that allows itself to be defeated in simplicity. Steve Kerr’s boys pressed and 12 minutes later it was they who dominated by eight (66-74). They seemed to have done the most difficult, but if they reacted before, Memphis was not going to be less. Taylor Jenkins’ boys equalized the score and there was barely any margin in favor of one or the other until they managed to lift off nine points up with 3:34 minutes to play. The Warriors managed to get within three points, but the locals were not surprised and Morant resolved with five points in the last minute.