News ID: 321587
Published: 0935 GMT May 14, 2022

NBA playoffs: Warriors into West finals; Celtics force Game 7

NBA playoffs: Warriors into West finals; Celtics force Game 7
TONY AVELAR/AP

Warriors guard Klay Thompson (R) shoots against the Grizzlies during Game 6 of an NBA basketball Western Conference playoff semifinal in San Francisco, CA, US, on May 13, 2022.

Klay Thompson knocked down eight 3-pointers on the way to 30 points, Stephen Curry scored 29 with six 3s, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 110-96 in Game 6.

Curry found his shooting touch late and made two straight baskets late in the third for a 78-77 lead entering the final 12 minutes. Draymond Green contributed 14 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists. Kevon Looney grabbed 22 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth with a pair of timely 3s, AP reported.

Golden State – eliminated by Memphis in the play-in tournament last year – withstood a testy series to advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2019, when the franchise reached its fifth straight NBA Finals before losing to Toronto in the deciding Game 6.

Elsewhere, Jayson Tatum scored 46 points and the Boston Celtics withstood a brilliant performance from the Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo to win 108-95, the third straight victory for a road team in this thrilling series.

Tatum's effort set up a winner-take-all matchup tonight in Boston. The victor heads to Miami to begin an East finals matchup with the top-seeded Heat on Tuesday.

 

   
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