Steph Curry Says Warriors Will 'Near Out Swinging' vs. Grizzlies after Loss to Lakers
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Golden Bid Warriors celeb Stephen
Curry said his crew will "approach out swinging" in Friday's
elimination sport in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies within the Western
Conference play-in tournament.
Curry scored a sport-high 37 aspects in
Wednesday's 103-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, which became the Dubs' first
opportunity to clinch a playoff berth. They are going to come by one extra probability when
they scheme close on the Grizz, and he's confident they're ready for the
"We occupy had to plan it the final 20
video games, so or no longer it's no various," Curry commended newshounds. "It is miles
a decide-or-trip-home scenario, however we occupy had a high self assurance and effect
collectively a string of wins and had a difficult loss and had to soar
attend, so we had been there."
The Warriors let a 13-level halftime
lead scramble away in opposition to the Lakers and watched as LeBron James
knocked down the sport-successful three at some stage within the finest minute.
Los Angeles clinched the No. 7 seed in
the West with the decide, whereas Golden Bid will both be the No. 8
seed or leave out the postseason altogether reckoning on Friday's result
in opposition to Memphis.
"We are going to be ready," Curry said.
"Glowing now, it sucks. We played somewhat extraordinary tonight. Disregarded this
form of environment. It became a form of fun—high intensity, high
aggressive level. Overjoyed with all people that attach foot on the bottom
tonight. They made a walk within the third quarter; we changed into the ball
over and changed the sport. We peaceable gave ourselves an opportunity to decide on."
The Warriors went 2-1 in opposition to the
Grizzlies at some stage within the accepted season, including a 113-101 decide Sunday
that saw Curry fall 46 aspects. They are going to additionally occupy the wait on of
attending to play in front of their home crowd at Inch Middle with
their season on the line.
"Steph, Draymond [Green], [Kevon
Looney], they've been within the playoffs year after year," head
coach Steve Kerr said. "This is what the playoffs are about.
Every sport is hugely emotional. And likewise you mostly must respond one
scheme or the other. Whether you must maybe maybe maybe be coming off a decide otherwise you must maybe maybe maybe be coming
off a loss, or no longer it's all about good leaving that one within the attend of and getting
ready for the next one."
Memphis is coming off a 100-96 decide over
the San Antonio Spurs in its first sport of the play-in tournament.
Jonas Valanciunas led the manner with 23 aspects and 23 rebounds with
abet from Dillon Brooks (24 aspects) and Ja Morant (20 aspects, six
assists and six boards).
Friday's sport appears to be like to be like cherish an even
matchup on paper, with the Warriors preserving a slight edge in defensive
efficiency (fifth vs. sixth) and the Grizzlies preserving the advantage
in offensive efficiency (15th vs. 19th), per ESPN, although Curry could maybe also be
the finest equalizer within the latter category.
The fight for the final playoff location in
the West will tip off Friday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.