Curry’s 32 Not Enough, Warriors Fall To Grizzlies
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CBS / AP) — Marc Gasol scored six of his 20 points down the stretch to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Golden State Warriors 99-93 on Friday night.
Gasol, who also grabbed 11 rebounds, was 9 of 14 from the field to help Memphis end a two-game slide.
Tony Allen had 17 points on 7 of 8 shooting, Zach Randolph had 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Jerryd Bayless finished with 14 points.
Austin Daye had 12 points for Memphis, providing a spark in the first half.
Stephen Curry had 32 points and eight assists for the Warriors, who lost their third straight. David Lee was the only other Golden State player in double figures with 26 points, connecting on 10 of 16 shots.
Memphis took over with nine unanswered points after consecutive 3-pointers from Curry gave the Warriors their last lead of the game with about 8 minutes left.
Memphis had 26 assists, 10 of them by Mike Conley, on 36 field goals.
The game was close with the Warriors hitting 48 percent of their shots compared to 46 percent for Memphis. The Grizzlies held a slight edge in scoring in the paint 40-36. The game featured eight lead changes and seven ties, all but one tie coming in the second half.
The first half had both teams hit above 50 percent from the field as the Grizzlies carried a 63-56 lead. Allen, who hit all five of his shots in the half, had 13 points.
Meanwhile, Daye, acquired from Detroit in the three-team trade that sent Rudy Gay to Toronto, hit 4 of 5 shots, including 3 of 4 outside the arc, for 12 points.
Lee had 20 points to lead the Warriors, while Curry had 18 in the first half.
Memphis’ lead was built from the 3-point line where Memphis hit 7 of 15 compared to Golden State missing four of its five shots from long range.
Memphis finished 8 of 20 on 3-pointers, compared to 6 of 17 for the Warriors.
It didn’t take long for Golden State to erase Memphis’ halftime advantage, scoring six unanswered points to open the third as part of an 11-2 run that put the Warriors up 67-65 near the midway point of the period.
The game was close through the rest of the third with five ties and four lead changes in the period. The final lead change of the period came on an inside basket by Tayshaun Prince as Memphis led 77-76 entering the fourth.
NOTES: The Grizzlies have won all three games this season and eight straight in the series. That includes seven consecutive home wins for Memphis. . The Warriors have not defeated the Grizzlies since Nov. 3, 2010. Their last win in Memphis was April 4, 2008. …Golden State G Jarrett Jack missed his second straight game with a right shoulder contusion.
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