NBA: Warriors beat Grizzlies regardless of Stephen Curry’s ejection


Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors talks to referee Gediminas Petraitis #50 after being ejected from the sport within the fourth quarter towards the Memphis Grizzlies at Chase Heart on January 25, 2023 in San Francisco, California.  Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Photographs/AFP

Jordan Poole transformed Donte DiVincenzo’s inbounds move right into a layup with 2.4 seconds remaining Wednesday night time, permitting the Golden State Warriors to outlive Stephen Curry’s ejection in a wild end that resulted in a 122-120 victory over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies in San Francisco.

After Ja Morant brilliantly fed Brandon Clarke for a tying dunk with 6.3 seconds to go, the Warriors superior the ball to halfcourt with a timeout after which watched Klay Thompson miss a 19-footer.

The rebound deflected off the Grizzlies, nevertheless, giving Golden State possession below its basket with nonetheless 2.6 seconds left.

That’s when DiVincenzo, inbounding from the correct facet of the ring, discovered Poole open on the weak facet, and the high-scoring guard capped a 21-point night time with the sport winner in a crowd.

With no timeouts left, the Grizzlies watched time run out as they fell for the fourth straight time on a five-game journey.

Curry was ejected after main a Golden State rally from a 111-102 deficit with 5:31 to play.

Golden State used a 14-2 run, with Curry contributing 10 of the factors, to go up 116-113 with 1:55 to play.

Desmond Bane hit a free throw to chop the Memphis deficit to 2, and when Thompson missed a jumper on the different finish, a DiVincenzo offensive rebound allowed Golden State to retain possession.

However as a substitute of operating down the clock, Poole fired a 30-foot try that so angered Curry, he threw his mouthpiece into the stands on his means again on protection, incomes a technical foul and automated ejection.

Bane missed the technical, however when Morant scored on a drive with 1:02 to play, the sport was tied and the stage was set for Poole’s heroics.

Curry led the Warriors with 34 factors, adopted by Thompson with 24. Poole discovered time for seven assists to enrich his 21 factors, whereas Draymond Inexperienced chipped in with eight factors, a game-high 13 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks.

Jonathan Kuminga, beginning rather than sick Andrew Wiggins, added 13 factors for the Warriors, who’ve gained each conferences with the Grizzlies this season after their tight playoff sequence final Could.

Morant completed with 29 factors and a game-high 12 assists for the Grizzlies, whose journey ends Friday at Minnesota.

Bane had 20 factors, Clarke scored 19, Jaren Jackson Jr. 17, Santi Aldama 13 and Dillon Brooks 10 for Memphis, which is able to get two extra photographs on the defending champs — each at residence — in March.

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