Sven-Goran Eriksson named Azkals coach
OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson scored 27 points, Kevin Durant added 22 points, six rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors used a big third quarter and ran their winning streak to eight games by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 117-101 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).
Stephen Curry overcame a slow start to score 19 points, and the Warriors used a 34-15 third quarter to pull away. That marked a season-low scoring total for any quarter by the Grizzlies.
At 10-1, the Warriors are off to the second-best start in franchise history behind the team of three years ago that began 24-0. The 1960-61 Philadelphia Warriors were 9-0 before losing four straight.
Thompson's contested triple moments before the halftime buzzer sent the teams into intermission tied at 58, then the Warriors took off the way they do resemblant of their signature third quarters last season.
Curry's three-pointer with 3:14 left in the third put the Warriors up by 10, 81-71, before Durant followed with back-to-back jumpers. Curry blocked a shot by Wayne Selden at the rim to end the third, sending the twotime defending champions into a frenzy.
Curry shot 1-of-7 in the opening quarter with a single three accounting for his point total.
Draymond Green was limited to just fewer than 14 minutes because of a bruised right foot. X-rays were negative, Kerr said.
Dillon Brooks came off the bench to score 11 of his 18 points in the first quarter to help the Grizzlies take a 31-29 lead. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Shelvin Mack scored 15 apiece for Memphis.
Marc Gasol had eight points with just a pair of field goals to go with 10 rebounds and nine assists for Memphis in its first set of 13 back-to-backs this season.
Alfonzo McKinnie scored 14 points off the bench for the Warriors, who have won 13 of the last 17 meetings with Memphis and four straight at home.
Grizzlies: Host Nuggets on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time).
Warriors: Host Bucks on Thursday (Friday, PHL time).
Sven-Goran Eriksson is at the helm of another national team.
The 70-year-old Swede was introduced Monday as the coach of the Philippines after a famous stint with England more than a decade ago.
Eriksson has also coached Mexico and Ivory Coast, and numerous club teams including Roma, Lazio, Benfica, and Manchester City.
Eriksson says "I suppose one of your questions will be why I am here? It's not easy to answer that question."
But Ericksson says he wants to "do something a little different."
The Philippines has never reached the World Cup and far behind Japan and South Korea, the powers in the region.
No salary details were announced.
Memphis Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson Jr. (left) drives the ball against Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.
Philippines national football team's new head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson smiles during a press conference in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Erikkson, a former England team manager, will be the head coach for the Philippine team in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup later this month and the Asian Cup next year.