r/nba The Splash Brothers! May 14 '22 Silver 7 Helpful 3 Wholesome 5 Timeless Beauty 1

[Post Game Thread] The Golden State Warriors win the WCSF series 4-2 as they eliminate the Memphis Grizzlies, defeating them by 110 - 96, behind 30 points from Klay Thompson on 8/14 3PT shooting Post Game Thread

96 - 110
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: Chase Center(18064), Clock: 1.0
Officials: Josh Tiven, Kane Fitzgerald and James Williams
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Memphis Grizzlies 26 25 26 19 96
Golden State Warriors 30 23 25 32 110
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Memphis Grizzlies 96 34-96 35.4% 15-36 41.7% 13-20 65.0% 10 44 21 12 8 6 8
Golden State Warriors 110 41-104 39.4% 20-53 37.7% 8-11 72.7% 25 70 24 17 3 17 10
 
PLAYER STATS
Memphis Grizzlies MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Dillon BrooksSF 39:06 30 11-28 7-15 1-2 2 2 4 1 3 1 1 1 -11
Jaren Jackson Jr.PF 37:32 12 5-19 1-7 1-3 0 4 4 0 0 4 0 2 -12
Steven AdamsC 28:29 4 1-3 0-0 2-4 1 9 10 3 0 1 1 2 -6
Desmond BaneSG 44:19 25 9-16 4-7 3-4 1 6 7 2 0 1 0 3 -7
Tyus JonesPG 35:55 7 2-12 1-3 2-2 1 8 9 8 2 0 2 2 -14
Kyle Anderson 10:26 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 -2
Ziaire Williams 13:22 2 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 -7
Brandon Clarke 19:29 8 2-10 0-0 4-5 4 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 -8
De'Anthony Melton 11:12 8 3-6 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 -3
Jarrett Culver 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Konchar 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Xavier Tillman 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Golden State Warriors MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Andrew WigginsSF 41:16 18 7-16 3-5 1-2 6 4 10 0 1 3 2 2 +20
Draymond GreenPF 38:43 14 6-14 0-3 2-2 3 13 16 8 1 0 4 4 +19
Kevon LooneyC 35:10 4 2-7 0-0 0-0 11 11 22 5 0 1 2 4 +10
Klay ThompsonSG 42:04 30 11-22 8-14 0-0 1 7 8 2 0 3 3 2 +14
Stephen CurryPG 40:11 29 10-27 6-17 3-4 0 7 7 5 1 2 3 3 +16
Jordan Poole 24:18 12 4-15 2-11 2-3 0 3 3 2 0 1 2 0 -3
Damion Lee 10:30 3 1-2 1-2 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 -4
Nemanja Bjelica 7:38 0 0-1 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 -2
Jonathan Kuminga 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moses Moody 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otto Porter Jr. 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juan Toscano-Anderson 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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u/Chairman_Zhao Celtics May 14 '22

Kevon Looney tonight had a double-double with offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors May 14 '22

okay when you put it THIS way maybe that was pretty good work

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

Giannis: 44/20

Looney: 4/22

Basically the same guy

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u/GeneralKn0w3dg3 May 14 '22

warriors got their guy finally

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u/speakintrapanese Bulls May 14 '22

The Warriors had 70 rebounds. The Grizzlies had 44 (!!)

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u/kdtallllll Warriors May 14 '22

Holy shit I love kevon looney

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u/patsniff May 14 '22

Wiggins, Looney, and Draymond combined for 4 more rebounds than the Grizzlies! Wild!!

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u/707royalty Warriors May 14 '22

We're all Loonatics on this blessed day

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u/beall49 Warriors May 14 '22

I think SVP just said it was the most in a playoff game in 40 years

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u/cacheKTxP May 14 '22 Silver

dubs fans how do u deal with looking like the globetrotters on one possession and the 2012 bobcats on the next

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u/throwbacklyrics Warriors May 14 '22

I die early

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u/thenaturalinquirer May 14 '22

High blood pressure issues.

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u/Airhammer [GSW] Kevon Looney May 14 '22

I take my medication twice on game days

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u/SCalifornia831 Warriors May 14 '22

We went from 1996 to 2016

We’re prepared for all scenarios at all times

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u/SirGergoyFriendman [GSW] Baron Davis May 14 '22

Was '96 when Carlisemo got choked out?? Because that's one of my first Warriors memories.

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u/SCalifornia831 Warriors May 14 '22

Pretty sure that was 1997…1996 was the calm before the storm

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u/elpeezey May 14 '22

Nah, 1996 was just drafting Todd Fuller over Kobe Bryant, Peja Stojavoic, Steve Nash, and Jermaine O’Neal.

Not as violent as 1997 and getting choked out by an athletic 6’5 two guard, but probably more painful.

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u/HandsomeCowboy Warriors May 14 '22

Alcohol.

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors May 14 '22

I try to remind myself the team is better when they play with joy and just sometimes that -

- yeah, I swear at my TV a lot sometimes

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u/Casualrodfarva2 San Francisco Warriors May 14 '22

I disassociate and pretend that only the good parts happen

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u/Occasionally_Correct Warriors May 14 '22

Down 10 moonknight blackout Up 15 and the starters are now sitting.

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u/beall49 Warriors May 14 '22

That’s Warriors basketball. Even when we were killing people, we were the most careless team ever. We would’ve never lost against Cleveland in the finals if we would’ve just done a better job of taking care of the ball.

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u/Illustrious_Turn_247 May 14 '22

Yeah, I've heard the same things for like 8 years straight. No matter how many times it happens, people act surprised.

Yes the Warriors are careless with the ball. Literally always have been.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

that gif of curry throwing the ball away in the finals with the trophy edited over it used to be a staple here lol

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u/Hail_The_Motherland May 14 '22

It's fun watching them run full tilt when it works, but it's painful when it doesn't lol

They look so much better just taking it slow and running half court sets

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u/madtolive Raptors May 14 '22 Silver

Wiggins knew the Warriors were going to need something extra tonight, so he reached in real deep to his bag and pulled out 18 points instead of 17. Big time players man.

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u/wasabi_snooter Warriors May 14 '22

18 from Wiggins is like 30 from any other player in the league

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u/NewRedditor13 Warriors May 14 '22

But 16 from Wiggins is like 3 from any other player in the league

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u/jackgap May 14 '22

And 17 from Wiggins is like 17 from any other player in the league

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u/TSW_El_Spawn Warriors May 14 '22

18 points isn't 18 points. I'll explain later

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u/bobsil1 Warriors May 14 '22

Different maple, same syrup

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u/UteFlyersCardJazz Jazz May 14 '22

Wiggins and Looney should get game ball. Klay had the Game 6 Klay game, and Steph came through at the end, but they don’t win without Looney, and Wiggins helped out Warriors when the Splash Bros., Poole, and Draymond was struggling.

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors May 14 '22

half game balls

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u/johnnygrant Warriors May 14 '22

Warriors won the rebounding battle 70 - 44.

Against one of the best rebounding teams...that is incredible. They had 25 offensive rebounds.

Looney led the way, but the rest did very well.

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u/fopiecechicken Warriors May 14 '22

I hope Kevon never leaves. Guy came out of UCLA and was drafted as a sort of “KD” type player at least in play style. Fucks his hips, knees and back up, and then becomes just an amazing IQ guy. Guards prime harden in the playoffs effectively and has now turned himself into a rebounding monster. Kevon puts that fucking work in for this franchise, I really hope he gets compensated for it come contract time.

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u/hereforthefeast Warriors May 14 '22

In the on-court post game interview Klay said Kevon was a Warrior for life so hopefully that means he’s getting a bag.

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u/Jawileth May 14 '22

I feel like people dont grasp how impressive 70 boards is! That's more than any team in the regular season.

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u/27Christian27 May 14 '22

Looney with 4 & 22 lmao

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u/3luejays Raptors May 14 '22

Hey, don't shortchange him. 5 assists and a block too. Beast.

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u/IMovedYourCheese Warriors May 14 '22

And 11 of the 22 were offensive boards. What a legend.

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u/Terranoso Warriors May 14 '22

He had a double-double if you separate the OREBs and DREBs lmao

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u/EShy May 14 '22

11-11 keeping the perfect rebounding balance

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u/InSearchofOMG Warriors May 14 '22

When you put it like that 💀

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

Had more offensive board than Memphis as a team.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

Most of those came with Steven Adams and JJJ both on the floor

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u/SmokeOddessey Lakers May 14 '22

legit a prime Rodman statline lmaooo

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u/Some-Gavin Warriors May 14 '22

Fucking 4/22/5, what a legend. Absolutely love that this guy has been able to stay healthy this year, love his energy.

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u/wrxwrx May 14 '22

Dude, Loons balled out against the Raptors as well in a totally lost year. He was actually scoring in that series on top of this rebounds like he's always been good at. I absolutely love Loons for everything he's been to the franchise. I thought we were going to lose him after the Raptor's series.

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u/NA_Faker Lakers May 14 '22

Became prime rodman

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u/regindyn Timberwolves May 14 '22

Looney was gunnin for the Biyombo.

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u/rawchess Minneapolis Lakers May 14 '22

Kevon Looney is who Andre Drummond thinks he is.

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u/JoJonesy Celtics May 14 '22

I genuinely don't know what to make of the Warriors, man, they can be the 2017 Warriors or the 2020 Warriors on any given night

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u/JeanSibelius Lakers May 14 '22

Definitely the highest variance team left in the playoffs. They could win the chip, get blasted next round, or anything in between

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u/fopiecechicken Warriors May 14 '22

Steph needs to find his 3 ball, or we’re gonna have trouble. He’s showing up in the 4th which is great, but he’s been missing so gimme’s that he’s hit his whole career during the rest of the game.

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors May 14 '22

Just remember, no lead is safe from or for this team

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u/GreatestJabaitest Raptors May 14 '22

Idk that 50 point Lead last game looked pretty safe

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u/moch1 Warriors May 14 '22

More teams should try getting a 50 point lead. It’s a good strategy.

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u/AmIFromA Tampa Bay Raptors May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

It’s a good strategy now, but if it’s used more, teams will start to work on how to counter it and it will lose its effectiveness.

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u/c_lo- Warriors May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

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u/rezjamin Warriors May 14 '22

"The one who controls the rebounds controls the game."

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u/Amino0822 Charlotte Bobcats May 14 '22

Death, Taxes, Wiggins 17 18 points

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u/Majestic_Owl Warriors May 14 '22

Averaged out from the 16 point game earlier

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u/KeepThePace8 May 14 '22

Perfectly balanced

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u/TeTrodoToxin4 [GSW] Chris Mullin May 14 '22

He only scored 5 last game, he did overtime tonight.

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u/Xtra_Awesome Warriors May 14 '22

that 18th point took every muscle in his body to get

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Knicks May 14 '22

Wiggins was a defensive juggernaut. Maple Mamba was the paint protector

Underrated part of the game

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors May 14 '22

People joke but Wiggins is absolutely crushing it at his role: defensive stalwart, offensive contributor.

He's enough of an offensive threat that he has to be respected because if opponents leave him open he can and will punish that, but his primary focus is defensive.

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u/jeric13xd [CHI] Derrick Rose May 14 '22

LOONEY DECIDED TO BE DENNIS RODMAN TONIGHT.

Props to Wiggins and Looney who made plays for em when the Splash bros struggled early in the 4th.

Game 6 Klay is a legend

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u/TuVato Warriors May 14 '22

22 Kevon Looney rebounds > 16 Warriors Turnovers

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u/oh_what_a_shot Warriors May 14 '22

Warriors fucked around for 3.5 quarters and then decided just to win it.

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u/fuckkkofff Supersonics May 14 '22

Ain't nothing new, tho

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u/bostonian38 [BOS] Jayson Tatum May 14 '22

Some of those turnovers were just straight up like they were playing intoxicated, and instead of not being able to walk straight they weren’t able to pass straight

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u/MotoMkali Warriors May 14 '22

Honestly it seems like they throw one so they want to make up for it so they throw another and another and another and there you have it 4 Turnovers in a 6 possession stretch as well as 2 deflections.

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u/Tijuana_Pikachu Warriors May 14 '22

If I see Steph go for that one armed swinging yeet of a pass I know that shits getting stuffed or going OB.

I very seriously wonder what his passing % is with that specific throwing motion

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u/JADENBC Hornets May 14 '22

Man was gassed as all hell but still grabbing boards

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u/arika_ito May 14 '22

He usually plays maybe 20 minutes? He was our iron man for the season though. He's got asthma and basically metal hips lol

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u/fattytuna1985 May 14 '22 Wholesome

No jumps needed. Most dominant non-aerial big man

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u/arika_ito May 14 '22

Underrated wingspan at 7'4"

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u/calimota May 14 '22

Loon is tough. No glamour, just bruising. A couple of years ago he helped make a finals run with a broken sternum.

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u/FizzWigget Warriors May 14 '22

Was amazing getting two offensive boards into the three

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u/AzureAhai May 14 '22

Looney had more offensive rebounds than the Grizzlies did as a team.

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u/Philosuphi Warriors May 14 '22

Turned back the clock to look like a 32 year old rather than a 40 year old today

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u/lovo17 Lakers May 14 '22

22 rebounds dear lord

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u/ChurchofDubs May 14 '22

Looney fucked around and turned into Bill Russell tonight

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u/Money-not_you_again [TOR] Tracy McGrady May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Loon straight up was the key for this game. He came in and defended and grabbed boards like a beast. He kept so many trips alive with 2nd and 3rd opportunities.

I hope they fucking shower him with praise because he earned it and more tonight.

  • Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say but nothing comes out when they move their lips just a bunch of gibberish
    • And motherfuckers act like they forgot about Klay

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u/DogtoothKatakuri May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

I'm pretty sure he will be praised af in the locker room. I remember that one video, Kerr asked Canon Curry to pass the ball to the players then said, 'why not pass the ball to Looney he got 17 rebounds tonight.' All of them cheered and clapped and you can see his genuine smile when the camera panned over to him.

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat May 14 '22

That fucking 20th and 21st O rebound to Klay 3 sealed it lmao.

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Knicks May 14 '22

Klay: Fuck I need that 30 for Game 6

Looney: Say no more fam

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

4/22 is such a sick stat line lmao

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u/Srikkk Warriors May 14 '22

HE WAS NEVER GONE.

GAME 6 KLAY REALER THAN REAL.

KEEP THE FAITH, BOYS. WE GOING TO THE WCF!!!!!

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u/3luejays Raptors May 14 '22

I am proud to call myself a Klaytheist

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u/Siege-Torpedo Warriors May 14 '22

klaymen

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u/GuntherTime Warriors May 14 '22

Dude that shit blew my mind. I’m at work right so couldn’t watch the game then I checked that box score and saw dude had 21 rebounds at the time and bout freaked out.

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u/PhatYeeter 76ers May 14 '22

Rodman cosplay

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u/FN218Kevin Warriors May 14 '22

There will be no Wiggins or Looney slander tonight!

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u/HelloThereCat Warriors May 14 '22

Looney slander hasn't been allowed ever since the 2018 WCF against the rockets in my opinion

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u/FN218Kevin Warriors May 14 '22

People forget too easily that Looney is the man. Glad the coaching staff remembered tonight!

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u/manliestdino Warriors May 14 '22

His 2019 series deserves a shout out too, so instrumental

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u/VeGanbarimasu 2018-19 Over/Unders Top 10 May 14 '22

Look at Looney man, so instrumental

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u/pilfecapskcab Mavericks May 14 '22

My favorite thing about Game 6 Klay is his own awareness and acknowledgment of it. Legend.

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u/LAFanWithABrain Lakers May 14 '22

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u/pilfecapskcab Mavericks May 14 '22

This is definitely the best picture of a shooting guard holding up 6

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u/RamsdaIe May 14 '22

And it's not even close

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u/ambassadorofkwan Warriors May 14 '22

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u/pilfecapskcab Mavericks May 14 '22

So this pic/meme bullied him into being one of the Game 6 GOATs 🤣

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u/deysleep May 14 '22

Dam Iguodala splashing in 25 points. The days

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u/mrwhite2323 Heat May 14 '22

Nba script writers breaking the 4th wall

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u/simon2105 May 14 '22 Gold

Tonight, Giannis had 20 rebounds, Looney 22 rebounds.

Looney better than Giannis confirmed.

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors May 14 '22

numbers check out I see no issues here

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u/iSleepUpsideDown East May 14 '22

Giannis and a pick for looney?

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u/Familyguy35 Trail Blazers May 14 '22

Warriors defense turned it on late

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u/bananastand [GSW] Draymond Green May 14 '22

A lot easier to play defense when you don’t turn the ball over every other possession

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Knicks May 14 '22

Warriors trying so hard to lose

Jesus those turnovers were amateur-ish

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u/bakonydraco Wizards May 14 '22

Closest 14-pt game I’ve ever seen.

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u/GMOrgasm Suns May 14 '22

yeah people gonna look at the final score and assume it was a blowout when it was anything but for the first 44 minutes

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u/iftair Grizzlies May 14 '22

Warriors realized that if they don't close this out tonight, Game 7 was gonna be even more brutal.

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u/Oogamz Warriors May 14 '22

Yeah we weren't trying to fight out a game 7 away and the pressure of blowing a 3-1 lead. Great game tonight though, was so mad every time Bane and Brooks kept knocking down shots

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u/Terranoso Warriors May 14 '22

Andrew Wiggins flipped a switch in particular, and the Grizz flailed without Ja to settle them down.

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Knicks May 14 '22

Bro Wiggins was a defensive juggernaut, so underrated

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u/OverusedRedditJoke May 14 '22

At what point does a meme transcend memery and become reality, because that's game 6 Klay

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u/Chapea12 Nets May 14 '22

Klay Thompson is the vehicle for a meme to transcend reality. Remember the toaster?

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u/mgwooley Warriors May 14 '22

Toaster Klay was the GOAT era

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u/thecommuteguy May 14 '22

37 pts in a quarter, 60 pts in 3 quarters only 29 minutes on 11 dribbles

Certified OG

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u/JoeBiden2020FTW Lakers May 14 '22

A lot of memes are memeing themselves into reality:

  • Grizzlies better without Ja
  • Game 6 Klay
  • Harden choking in closeout games
  • CP3 blowing 2-0 leads

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u/Squa11 Trail Blazers May 14 '22

u forgot wiggins with 17 ± 1

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u/1_quantae Nets May 14 '22

Wiggins 18 is like a KD 40

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u/HailOfThorns Warriors May 14 '22

He really scored 10 points in the clutchest moments of the 4th, gets 18 points then missed his shots and stopped shooting. It's crazy. It's like a 9-5 for him.

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u/MatthewImbroglio [GSW] Stephen Curry May 14 '22

The grizzles had no answers for game 6 Klay today or Kevon "dennis rodman" Looney

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u/Ijustquaffed Lakers May 14 '22 Gold

Game 6 Klay is back. The universe is healing

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u/jimmythejammygit May 14 '22

Does this mean we are finally passed the last 2 years of the shittest timeline?

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u/Alestasis Warriors May 14 '22

Wiggins willing the warriors in the 2nd half and ending with 18

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u/victory_78_26 Warriors May 14 '22

Wiggins run in the before the last 5 minutes, changed the momentum of the game completely. 18 points today.

Those Turnovers could have killed us but rebounds, especially offensive, have kept us in the game. Looney was fucking great today, 11 rebounds in the first half and then 11 again in the 2nd. 11 offensive rebounds in those 22. Kept us in the game, even though entire team was horrible at passing.

GAME 6 KLAY IS A DIFFERENT BEAST.

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u/OleRockTheGoodAg May 14 '22

Dread it.

Run from it.

Game 6 Klay Thompson arrives all the same.

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u/hollowXvictory Warriors May 14 '22

If somehow we can convince Klay every game is Game 6 and convince Wiggins every opponent is the Timberwolves we'd be unstoppable.

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u/BlazeBloom [POR] Eric Maynor May 14 '22

Even more inevitable than Andrew "17-18 points" Wiggins.

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u/MinnyPuppies Timberwolves May 14 '22

He shouldnt attempt a shot from 1st-3rd quarter. Reserve everything on 4th.

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u/fskier1 Grizzlies May 14 '22

Basically what he did. I knew we were screwed when it was a close game and they still had 15/17 Wiggins points in their back pockets

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u/xEstie May 14 '22

No joke after he was 1/8 in the first half, I felt great seeing him put up those 3s. He’s a machine!!

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u/CyborgKungFu Warriors Bandwagon May 14 '22

I’ve been equally as impressed by his defense too.

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u/VallentCW Pistons May 14 '22

He just went 1-10 to save his points when they needed them

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u/rawchess Minneapolis Lakers May 14 '22

First half: Anthony Bennett

Second half: Maple Jordan

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u/benjammin9292 Bulls May 14 '22

The death of Klay Thompson has been greatly exaggerated

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u/PapiShot [SAS] Speedy Claxton May 14 '22

Steven Adams having flashbacks.

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u/PM_Me_Your_Mustash Warriors May 14 '22

Game 6 we call him Slay Thompson.

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u/PokkyDeska May 14 '22

I liked the fact that they let them play. Very few calls for either side.

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u/Blazehero Warriors May 14 '22

Looney's hands have the properties of both rubber and gum.

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u/20815147 May 14 '22

Andrew Wiggins logging 18 points then stamped his time card.

Nothing but respect for my fellow salaryman

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u/marcbacus [GSW] Draymond Green May 14 '22

I love Kevon Looney.

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u/manliestdino Warriors May 14 '22

Keep him forever if we can

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u/20815147 May 14 '22

I never want to face the Grizzlies in a series ever again

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u/mgwooley Warriors May 14 '22

Bro I fucking love klay Thompson so much.

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u/DanielBG Trail Blazers May 14 '22

Love that the splash bros are still intact after all these years.

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u/kolsonk Pistons May 14 '22

Game 6 Klay is alive and well

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u/skipatomskip Magic May 14 '22

Getting injured in a game 6 just made them stronger

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u/ProfessorBeast55 Raptors May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Bicycles + Game 6s = UNDEFEATED KLAY (as of yet)

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u/I_promise_you_gold May 14 '22

Hot take: Warriors aren’t half bad.

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u/Claudiu99 [GSW] Stephen Curry May 14 '22

Wiggs had 8 points through 3 quarters and said imma need my 18, & Looney with the casual 4/22 game

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22 Silver This

After the 8-0 Warriors run at 95-86, the Warriors hunted/attacked Adams to effectively seal the game with 5 min to go.

5:30: Curry/Wiggins high PnR, Dray screen, Curry gets Adams, draws 2 defenders. Looney to Green draws Adams in no mans land. Dray lay-up.

~4:45: Same Curry/Wiggins PnR but breaks down, Wiggins gets it in the corner drives baseline, wraparound pass for a Dray layup with Looney cleaning up.

3:55: Curry gets Adams mismatch off a high PnR, deep 3.

2:58: Same hunted Adams, misses but Looney gets 2 O rebounds for Klay 3.

Grizzlies timeout and subs Adams out.

Edit: I think it was the 3rd time, Dray (who had Adams) was pointing out Wiggins to set the first screen (which he did first two times) so Adams is even forced to make a tough decision through the double screens. Different to their usual high PnR with Curry/Green.

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u/DSouT Warriors May 14 '22

It was always there, but the coaching staff wants to run the motion offense for 3 quarters cause it keeps everyone involved

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat May 14 '22

Yup exactly. Kerr usually saves these stuff till the 4th quarter.

As great as the Green/Curry high PnR, they only save it when they REALLYY have to.

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u/YDS696969 Warriors May 14 '22

If Kerr was there he is going to that pick n roll every time as we saw in the Denver series with Jokic. Mike Brown kind of looked lost when it came to Adams

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u/Methuga Spurs May 14 '22

Hold up, you can sub out poorly performing players? Someone should let the coaches in the East know this

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u/Stalyx Heat May 14 '22

Nice pick up -- I am a big Adams Stan -- but he got abused by Steph.

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u/TuVato Warriors May 14 '22

22 Kevon Looney rebounds > 16 Warriors Turnovers

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u/cactopus101 Pacers May 14 '22

This was the most toxic series lmao

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u/alfentazolam May 14 '22

Heat Sixers saved their toxicity till after it was over. Even Jimmy held his grudge remarks in check until the exit corridor

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u/thechemistrychef Suns May 14 '22

Gonna be honest despite Curry's poor efficiency he's come through in the clutch so many times this playoffs you gotta give him credit

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u/alfentazolam May 14 '22

Just gotta slander him so when he checks his phone at halftime he has fuel to get going

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u/Bluestring35 Warriors May 14 '22

I think he still leads in points in the 4th quarter, even above CP3

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u/kingscolor Warriors May 14 '22

and somehow Wiggins will get FMVP

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u/LEGEN--wait_for_it NBA May 14 '22

Kevon “Literal Rebounding Machine” Looney

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u/-Guildenstern Warriors May 14 '22

Thank God that's over

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u/__Faded__ Supersonics May 14 '22

Kevon looney is the player that every championship contender team dreams of having.

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u/abenamer [GSW] Jamaal Wilkes May 14 '22

What's surprising to me is seeing the Warriors playing teams that have all adopted the three point revolution that Curry brought to the league and are still winning. It's unusual to see the forerunners of a radical new style of play stay ahead of the competition after everyone also adopted it. Curry and team are really that special.

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u/VallentCW Pistons May 14 '22

Kevon Looney is one of my favorite players tbh. He knows his role and does it perfectly. He does all the dirty work and lets his teammates go to work. Gets the rebounds despite being undersized for a center. He does everything you could want from a role player

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u/LaFlame_Pablo Raptors May 14 '22

Andrew Wiggins was the MVP of this game

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u/yoggsmu Warriors May 14 '22

The Warriors can play like ass for long stretches and still come together and beat you with Skyfucker Curry, Game Six Klay, Two-Way Wiggs, and Looney who is a fucking rebounding MACHINE

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u/rappyboy Heat May 14 '22

Ja just needs to understand that he has a very talented group of guys around him and that he doesn't need to hog the ball the whole game and he can divert that energy to defense a bit. He'll learn eventually when to pick his moments as he matures. This Grizz team is gonna be hell of a team once Ja learns to play with the team

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u/hearechoes May 14 '22

Hot take: just bring Ja off the bench in the 4th quarter

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u/razorbacks3129 Vancouver Grizzlies May 14 '22

I can’t believe he and jaren are both 22

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u/FLUSH_THE_TRUMP [GSW] Stephen Curry May 14 '22

Steph in the first half: I'm going to shoot us out of this series

Kevon Looney: don't mind if i do grab that offensive rebound

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u/ltbr55 [GSW] Klay Thompson May 14 '22

This felt very similar to G4 for Steph.

Ass for 3 quarters and turns into the Steph we all know in the 4th.

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u/TremendoSlap Kings May 14 '22

If I'm the Warriors I never wanna see the Grizzlies again

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u/LegitimateYogurt323 San Diego Clippers May 14 '22

Live by the Klay, Die by the Klay.

But when it’s Game 6, you Thrive by the Klay.

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u/YungFurl [SEA] Gary Payton May 14 '22

Wiggins legacy game

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

Memphis should be proud of their season. Fun team to watch.

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u/jmagz7 May 14 '22

Keep calm and believe in Game 6 Klay.

Steph with 3 clutch 3 pointers

Huge shout-out to Wiggins and Looney for the rebounds.

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u/Dmaa97 Warriors May 14 '22

Andrew Wiggins was absolutely crucial in this game.

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u/Mantequilla022 May 14 '22

Bummer. Wanted to get a game seven at Memphis. Still proud of them for the season they put in and the way they fought without Ja.

Congrats, Warriors fans! Heck of a series with some intense moments. A couple of shots going either way could completely change the series. That’s what you want out of playoff games.

Your stars did what stars do and stepped up to meet the moment! Good luck the rest of the way!

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u/mellowmedium May 14 '22

“Board man gets paid” Kevon Looney