From the opening tip to the final buzzer, head coach Steve Kerr’s Warriors lost just their third game of the 2016-17 campaign in the form of a 110-89 whooping at the FedExForum.
The Grizzlies had a 30-point lead in the second half, the Warriors’ biggest deficit of the season. Simply put, this was a game Kerr and his players won’t look back on fondly, and while they can just chalk it up to a bad night at the office, Memphis deserves its fair share of credit for conjuring up a game plan that bothered Golden State so much they put up a giant dud of a performance.
Golden State had no answers for anything the Grizzlies tossed their way. They were frustrated – not only with their own shortcomings, but the fact that nothing they tried to claw their way back with provided any positive results. Their 23 turnovers were a season high, Klay Thompson’s offense (eight points with 10 missed shots) dried up after he put up 60 on the Indiana Pacers just a few nights ago, and their fourth-ranked 3-point attack was barely superior to that of Memphis, which is only 25th in the Association.