War­riors rely on third-quar­ter blitz

Golden State fin­ishes with 117-101 vic­tory over Mem­phis

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - SPORTS - By Mark Me­d­ina Mer­cury News (TNS)

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.

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