Warriors beat Grizzlies by 50 points
The Golden State Warriors looked like the best team in the NBA for much of last season, and were the favorites heading into the playoffs, then went ahead and won the championship. Their opponents had some key injuries almost the whole postseason, but that doesn't change the fact that G.S. looked like the best squad no matter who they went up against.
This season they look just as strong. But what nobody predicted is that they'd somehow be even better. And that's what went down the first week of the regular season. The Warriors are handing out beatings. And last night's show against the Grizzlies was simply remarkable. Here's the San Francisco Chronicle reporting:
Steve Kerr is missing one hell of a show.
The Warriors are soaring into a fresh, mind-blowing realm as their head coach recovers from two offseason back surgeries. Stephen Curry led them to another lopsided victory Monday night, a wildly entertaining 119-69 win over Memphis at Oracle Arena.
That’s no misprint: They beat the Grizzlies, a Western Conference semifinalist last season, by 50 points. This was the Warriors’ largest margin of victory since they beat Sacramento by a franchise-record 62 in November 1991, and the largest margin of defeat in Grizzlies franchise history.
The Warriors humiliated Memphis with a dazzling display of rugged defense, three-point shots raining from the sky and dynamic drives to the basket.
“There’s a little bit of an intimidation factor when we start making shots and locking up on defense,” interim head coach Luke Walton said.
Curry scored 21 of his 30 points in the third quarter, including several highlight-reel specials. Klay Thompson added 14 points and Draymond Green and Festus Ezeli each scored 11. Marc Gasol led Memphis with 13 points.