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Grizzlies rout Warriors 134-95 to force Game 6 in San Francisco - The Athletic

The Grizzlies blew out the Warriors 134-95 Wednesday night at home, bringing their second-round playoff series to 3-2 in Golden State's favor.

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The Grizzlies blew out the Warriors 134-95 Wednesday night at home, bringing their second-round playoff series to 3-2 in Golden State's favor. Memphis' dominant outing came without star Ja Morant, who is doubtful for the rest of the postseason with a right knee bruise.

The Grizzlies went up by as many as 55 points in the third quarter. They outscored Golden State 38-18 in the first quarter, 39-22 in the second and 42-17 in the third.

A trio of Memphis starters — Jaren Jackson Jr., Tyus Jones and Desmond Bane, put up 21 points each in the effort. Four other Grizzlies scored in double-digits, including 11 points from both Brandon Clarke and Ziaire Williams off the bench. Memphis was 47-for-99 from the field with 18 3s.

The Warriors had 22 turnovers — 14 in the first half alone — giving up 29 points off of them. Klay Thompson led the team with 19 points; Jonathan Kuminga added 17. Golden State as a whole was 36-for-80 from the field, including 14-of-39 from 3-point range.

Golden State forward Otto Porter Jr. was ruled out for the second half with right foot soreness after playing 12 minutes in the first half (zero points). He had 25 points over the prior two games.

The Warriors were led by assistant Mike Brown for the second straight game as head coach Steve Kerr remains in COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

The series will return to San Francisco for Game 6 on Friday.

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