Led by the young Ja Morant, the Memphis Grizzlies eliminated Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors on Friday by defeating them 117-112 in an exciting overtime in the play-in, sealing their place in the NBA playoffs.
The Grizzlies, who finished in ninth position in the Western conference, will play the first round of the playoffs against the Utah Jazz, first.
Supported by his fans at the Chase Center, Stephen Curry kept the Warriors’ hopes up with 39 points until overtime, which Draymond Green could have prevented with a shot over the horn that went wide.
On the other side, Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 35 points and decisive baskets to ensure they played the first playoffs of his career.
NBA champions in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Warriors are out of the playoffs for the second year in a row, in a campaign in which they were only sustained by the pride and talent of Steph Curry, NBA leading scorer and award finalist. MVP (Most Valuable Player). (GG) (AFP)