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NBA playoffs 2022 live updates: Warriors advance to Western Conference finals; Tatum’s 46 points for Celtics force Game 7

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May 14, 2022 at 1:06 AM EDT

Klay Thompson postgame

Thompson connected on a game-high eight 3-pointers. Try his postgame press conference with Malika Andrews.

Hunter Patterson

“We’re gonna kick our feet up the following couple days, watch this Suns-Mavs Game 7. … I’m gonna enjoy it tonight and I’m gonna be hungry when that point comes.”

— Klay Thompson after Game 6 pic.twitter.com/dJBowXWGG0

— ESPN (@espn) May 14, 2022

May 14, 2022 at 12:55 AM EDT

Draymond shows Ja some love

Marcus Thompson IIMarcus Thompson II·

Senior Columnist, Bay Area

Draymond walks over to Ja they usually shake hands and hug

— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) May 14, 2022

May 14, 2022 at 12:42 AM EDT

Vibrant future ahead for Memphis

A heck of a season for the Grizzlies. Nobody expected them to win 56 games, especially after a 9-10 start.

The core pieces beyond Ja Morant progressed faster than anyone could have hoped. They’ve instituted a winning culture amidst a roster that works well together and just is smart.

This was a superb learning experience for them. They’ve a shiny future.

Fred KatzFred Katz·

Staff Author, Knicks

May 14, 2022 at 12:38 AM EDT

The Warriors are back

It was a rocky path, however the Warriors are back within the West Finals. Game 1 might be Wednesday. If it’s against the Suns, it’ll be in Phoenix. If it’s against the Mavericks, it’ll be in San Francisco.

Anthony SlaterAnthony Slater·

Senior Author, Warriors

May 14, 2022 at 12:37 AM EDT

Who would’ve thought?

“The Night Kevon Looney and Andrew Wiggins got the Warriors to the Western Conference finals” aren’t words I believed I’d type any time this decade.

David AldridgeDavid Aldridge·

Senior Columnist, NBA

May 14, 2022 at 12:35 AM EDT

An unconventional double-double

Absolutely unbelievable performance from Kevon Looney tonight, who has a double-double in … rebounds: 10 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards.

Fred KatzFred Katz·

Staff Author, Knicks

May 14, 2022 at 12:34 AM EDT

Give Looney his flowers

Kevon Looney’s nineteenth rebound of the night was a putback. His twentieth rebound of the night got an additional possession.

His twenty first rebound of the night led to that Klay Thompson 3. Biggest game of Looney’s profession.

Anthony SlaterAnthony Slater·

Senior Author, Warriors

May 14, 2022 at 12:27 AM EDT

Andrew Wiggins, the game-changer

Andrew Wiggins made 3, Andrew Wiggins steal and dunk, Andrew Wiggins stop on Dillon Brooks in isolation results in a Steph Curry transition 3.

At the middle of the largest 7-0 run of the sport.

Anthony SlaterAnthony Slater·

Senior Author, Warriors

May 14, 2022 at 12:23 AM EDT

Decisions, decisions

Warriors have a conundrum here coming up.

Looney (17 rebounds) has been incredible on the boards. Wiggins (9) has been good, too. But in the event that they go together with their three guards — Curry, Thompson, Poole — one among them has to take a seat.

Or do you lean on Green and Wiggins’ rebounding?

Marcus Thompson IIMarcus Thompson II·

Senior Columnist, Bay Area

May 14, 2022 at 12:17 AM EDT

Crashing the glass

The Warriors have 19 offensive rebounds. Seven from Kevon Looney. Six from Andrew Wiggins.

Anthony SlaterAnthony Slater·

Senior Author, Warriors

May 14, 2022 at 12:14 AM EDT

Curry’s struggles are keeping the Grizz in it

The turnovers are obvious and truly are the rationale the Grizzlies are staying in the sport. Golden State has 17 through three quarters, in comparison with only three for Memphis.

But Stephen Curry not looking like his usual self has played a component, too. Curry’s jumper has been off all series. He hasn’t hit greater than five 3s in a game yet and shot only 32 percent from range over the primary five games.

He’s only 6-of-20 from the sphere tonight and 3-of-12 from deep heading into the fourth quarter.

Fred KatzFred Katz·

Staff Author, Knicks

May 14, 2022 at 12:08 AM EDT

The turnover woes proceed

That is 39 turnovers the last seven quarters for the Warriors. Up 78-77 heading to the fourth.

Anthony SlaterAnthony Slater·

Senior Author, Warriors

May 14, 2022 at 12:05 AM EDT

Grizzlies’ defense getting within the Warriors’ head

The Grizzlies’ backline of defense is within the Warriors’ head. They’re driving and kicking out because they know Jackson is coming. They were dominating within the paint the primary three games.

Now, the paint has been closed off. It’s really bothering Curry, who likes to get to the rim when his jumper is falling. It is not immediately but he is not getting looks on the rim. The midrange is open if he takes it.

The opposite option is to easily challenge Jaren Jackson Jr. Give him a tough pump fake. The one foul Curry got was difficult Jackson.

Marcus Thompson IIMarcus Thompson II·

Senior Columnist, Bay Area

May 13, 2022 at 11:53 PM EDT

Game 6 Klay keeps it rolling

Already Klay Thompson’s most points on this series. Has 27 in 25 minutes. Seven made 3s. Shot selection still suspect, but hitting.

Anthony SlaterAnthony Slater·

Senior Author, Warriors

May 13, 2022 at 11:33 PM EDT

Rough second quarter from the Warriors

Scored just 23 points (after 30 in the primary) on 7-for-26 shooting. Their 6 turnovers only led to three points but they’re lost possessions that keep Memphis in the sport.

Warriors are shooting just 34.8 percent from the sphere as they still do not know easy methods to get looks contained in the arc on the Ja Morant-less Grizzlies. Wiggins is 1-for-8. Curry is 4-for-13. Poole is 3-for-10.

Marcus Thompson IIMarcus Thompson II·

Senior Columnist, Bay Area

May 13, 2022 at 11:29 PM EDT

Turnovers the last 10 quarters of this series:

Warriors – 49

Grizzlies – 24

Anthony SlaterAnthony Slater·

Senior Author, Warriors

May 13, 2022 at 11:27 PM EDT

you, Steph

Frantic half from Steph Curry. Scattered dribble, a number of bad turnovers, couldn’t find his shot.

But he’s aggressive and looks like the Warriors are getting him the looks/matchups they need. Seems like it’s on him to bring Warriors home in second half.

Anthony SlaterAnthony Slater·

Senior Author, Warriors

May 13, 2022 at 11:24 PM EDT

Clean it up, Warriors

I do know the Warriors commit numerous turnovers – “plays of insanity,” as Steve Kerr puts it – but they’re being ridiculously careless with the ball tonight, and it’s giving the Grizzlies a probability to steal this game if it continues.

David AldridgeDavid Aldridge·

Senior Columnist, NBA

May 13, 2022 at 11:18 PM EDT

Steven Adams limps to the locker room

Steven Adams limping pretty bad on his right ankle. Asked out and goes to the locker room.

Anthony SlaterAnthony Slater·

Senior Author, Warriors

May 13, 2022 at 11:09 PM EDT

Confidence at an all-time high

The Grizzlies could win. The Grizzlies could lose.

But regardless of the result’s, just know that Dillon Brooks didn’t lose his confidence.

Brooks has taken 10 3s already, and we’re 18 minutes into this game. He’s made five of them. He’s chucking from in all places.

Fred KatzFred Katz·

Staff Author, Knicks

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