News ID: 321439
Published: 0934 GMT May 08, 2022

NBA playoffs: Warriors, Bucks take series lead

NBA playoffs: Warriors, Bucks take series lead

Warriors’ Stephen Curry (R) goes up for a basket during a victory over Grizzlies in the NBA Western Conference playoff series in San Francisco, CA, US, on May 7, 2022.

Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson combined for 78 points, and the Golden State Warriors rode an offensive masterpiece to a 142-112 NBA victory over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies in San Francisco.

The Warriors took a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semi-final series, Reuters reported.

Curry had a team-high 30 points, Poole 27 off the bench and Thompson 21 in his most productive effort of the series, helping Golden State run off to the first one-sided victory in the best-of-seven series.

Coming off a 47-point explosion in a Game 2, Ja Morant led all scorers for Grizzlies again with 34 points before taking the final 6min 19sec of the game off to have his right knee examined.

Elsewhere, Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 42 points and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the visiting Boston Celtics 103-101 and take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semi-final series.

Antetokounmpo added 12 rebounds and eight assists on 16-of-30 shooting to give the Bucks the series advantage. Jrue Holiday contributed 25 points and seven rebounds, and Brook Lopez chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Jaylen Brown paced Boston with 27 points and 12 rebounds on 8-of-16 shooting. Al Horford supplied 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Celtics while Derrick White went for 14 points off the bench.


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