Grizzlies edged by Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry scored 33 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer, and the Golden State Warriors used a closing run to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-93 Friday night.
Klay Thompson added 14 points as the Warriors beat the Grizzlies at home for the first time in six meetings. Thompson had a pair of clinching free throws.
Marreese Speights scored 15 and Jermaine O’Neal added 10 points for the Warriors, who moved two games ahead of the Grizzlies for the sixth seed in the Western Conference.
Zach Randolph scored 21 points for Memphis, which won eight of their previous 10 games. Mike Conley added 20 points.
Randolph’s reverse layup gave Memphis a 93-86 edge with four minutes left. But the Warriors scored the game’s final 14 points, with Curry nailing a 3-pointer with 1:21 left to make it 96-93.
Golden State carried a 79-76 lead into the fourth quarter after falling behind by eight. The Warriors went on a 21-8 run during the third.
The Warriors held an early seven-point edge, the largest lead by either team through the first half, which had four lead changes and was tied six other times.
Curry’s driving layup in the final two seconds gave the Warriors a 53-52 advantage at halftime.