And as such, the Golden State Warriors are back in the Western Conference Finals for the sixth time in eight years.
It wasn’t pretty. It was often disgusting. But the Dubs still closed the door and insisted, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 110-96 in Game 6 to advance.
The turnout will give coaches a nightmare, but for now we are celebrating Game 6 Klay, Kevon Looney heroes, and other Andrew Wiggins geniuses.
And we put the players, the weight of what we expect from everyone.
Note: League-average true-shooting percentage (TS) this season was 56.6%
39 minutes, 14 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steals, 4 turnovers, 4 fouls, 6-for-14 shots, 0-for-3 threes, 2-for-2 free throws, 47.0% TS, +19
It was not a good score, but it is always good to see Green in two numbers. Everything seems to be going well when he is ready to shoot, and when he is ready to attack.
His turn was terrible – it looked like he had seven or eight. And the safety of the ball was not as good as we expected. But Dray is still one of the best players alive, and he should have big props for the addition.
Send game bonus: He led the team in support.
41 minutes, 18 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 blocks, 2 errors, 2 turns, 7 shot 16, 3-for-5 throws, 1-for-2 free throw, 53.3% TS, +20
Like most Warriors, it was not a good half for Wiggins. But the second half was the best basketball he ever played.
He knocked on a large shot, and he had so many things that he won the ball.
His safety was amazing, and he was all over the glass. If these were to complete the second half, it would be a simple A +.
However, as …
Send game bonus: He led the team in addition / subtraction.
35 minutes, 4 points, 22 rebounds, 5 assistants, 1 block, 2 turns, 4 errors, 2-to-7 shots, 28.6% TS, +10
Before we can thank Looney for his excellent performance, we should thank Green and Steph Curry for speaking out against the incredible insistence on the incumbent coaches who do not want to play, as they did with Jonathan Kuminga in Games 4 and 5.
Steven Adams led the Grizzlies with 10 rebounds. Looney was 11 years old frustrating rebounds. He was an animal, and the main reason Dubs had 70 (70 !!!) rebounds in the game.
Looney was strong. And although his scoring was not strong, he did a lot to solve the problem. Since his position has changed from night to night, we can’t say enough about the work he did, getting back on the starting line, playing 35 minutes, and correcting the paint.
Category: A +
Send game bonus: He led the team in rebounds.
40 minutes, 29 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steals, 2 blocks, 3 turns, 3 bad, 10-to-27 shots, 6-to-17 throws, 3-to-4 free throws, 50.4% TS, + 16
Curry was very sweet to the Grizzlies after the game. He hugged Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks. He spoke openly to Morant reporters, as well as the future of the organization. He said he enjoyed their humiliation.
Steph Curry on Ja Morant: “He’s a problem.”
On Grizzlies: “All the tastes and the light and all, I love.” pic.twitter.com/urHhqbLcy9
– Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 14, 2022
What he did not say was how happy he would be to have them in the rearview mirror. Memphis play Curry better than any other team in the NBA, and this was also shown on Friday. Curry couldn’t make it possible for three and a half episodes. When he found his gun, the buckets began to flow, and he placed the game.
But it was not the best game for him. You know, with its high-quality standards. Continue to the next section. I do not want to be a defender in the Finals Conference.
42 minutes, 30 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 3 turnovers, 2 bad, 11-to-22 shots, 8-to-14 three, 68.2% TS, +14
I would like to offer Klay A + for his work on social media that took place from the locker room of the game.
What a picture.
But this game also has to have an A +. Was it Klay’s top-notch game, to say the least? Not even close. But when the Warriors turned the ball over as if he had left, and was blocked by Memphis, Klay fired home. And as he began to make the lead, Klay knocked. And when he started to stop the game, Klay knocked.
It was a game that required hard, tough, ABOUT work, and Klay provided.
6 Klay games forever.
Category: A +
Send game bonus: He led the team on points.
8 minutes, 0 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 disadvantages, 0-to-1 shot, 0-to-1 triple, 0.0% TS, -2
Bjeli didn’t get time to play, but I think he did well. He dropped the glass more than his numbers show, and he did the right thing in frustration.
11 minutes, 3 points, 2 returns, 1 return, 1 bad, 1-for-2 shot, 1-for-2 triple, 75.0% TS, -4
Lee had to take part in the game with all the injuries the Dubs suffered. He held himself, but he didn’t look really good. He had one very bad problem, but again, who did not?
Send game bonus: Worst of all inclusion / removal in public.
24 minutes, 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 2 turns, 4-for-15 shots, 2-for-11 throws, 2-for-3 free throws, 36.8% TS, -3
Poole will also be very happy not to meet the Grizzlies again until next season. The list was slightly closed, and Friday was no exception. He added to the chippiness, which was fun, but it didn’t add much to the yard.
Lots of missed buckets, a few wrong choices, and too little control.
Category: D +
Friday DNPs: Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody, Juan Toscano-Anderson
Friday does not apply: Andre Iguodala, Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr., James Wiseman