The Golden State Warriors rallied from a 10-point deficit early in the fourth quarter and established a come-from-behind victory against the Memphis Grizzlies with the score of 100-99 on Saturday night.
Draymond Green led the Warriors with 23 points and 11 rebounds and displayed a killer defense against Memphis Grizzlies Zach Randolph limiting him to a 6-19 mark from the floor.
Klay Thompson added 20 points, Stephen Curry with 17 points and Harrison Barnes with 14 points for the Warriors, who will face West rivals San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.
Golden State Warriors were now tied with Chicago Bulls record with 33 wins away from home. Their next target is to tie the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins.
Though Grizzlies played without starters Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, they made it hard for the Warriors to get their 71st win. They had a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter but fell short in the closing seconds of the game.
Memphis’ Lance Stephenson missed two shots in the final seconds on a drive and again on a flip toward the basket. Officials reviewed the play and gave the ball to the Warriors with 0.8 seconds to finish the game.
The Grizzlies were led by Matt Barnes who scored 24 points and 15 rebounds and Vince Carter with 15 points.
Golden State Warriors key players Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were having a hard time from the three-point range missing multiple shots early in the game. They ended the game having missed 19 of 24 shots from the three-point area.
The contested tip-in by Draymond Green in the last minute of the game served as the winning shot for the Warriors.
The Warriors now need to win their last two games to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72-10. Their last two games will be against the Spurs on Sunday and again with the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Here are some of the game highlights between the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies:
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