Warriors rely on third-quarter blitz
Golden State finishes with 117-101 victory over Memphis
OAKLAND – In a time of sluggishness and inefficiency, the Warriors jumpstarted their engine by returning to a remedy that often camouflaged last season’s inconsistency.
The Warriors finished with a 117-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies because of a third-quarter blitz. After struggling against the Grizzlies’ grinding and slow-tempo style, the Warriors quickly went into overtime. The Warriors turned a 58-58 halftime tie into a 92-73 cushion entering the fourth quarter en route to an eighth consecutive win and a tie for a league-best 10-1 record.
The Warriors scored 14 unanswered points through over two minutes late in the third quarter. The run began with an Alfonzo Mckinnie pull-up jumper and ended with a Mckinnie 23-footer. In between, Stephen Curry sank a 27-foot 3-pointer, Kevin Durant made a pair of jump shots and Kevon Looney converted on a layup. Meanwhile, Memphis (5-3) Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry #30 warms up before their NBA game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Monday.