Memphis Grizzlies News
Morant had another great game after scoring 34 points in the opener to lead Memphis to a 115-112 overtime victory over the Knicks.
The Golden State Warriors won 110-96 against the Memphis Grizzlies and advanced to the conference finals.
Curry, sidelined since 16 March, had 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the floor with three rebounds, four assists and a steal over 22 minutes off the bench as the host Warriors took a 1-0 lead
Ja Morant had an eventful initiation into the NBA. The Memphis Grizzlies star ended the pandemic-affected, fan-less season by winning the Rookie of the Year for the 2019-20 season.
In the Western Conference, top seeds Utah outclassed the Memphis Grizzlies 126-110 to wrap up a 4-1 win in the best-of-seven series, with Donovan Mitchell's 30-point haul steering the Jazz into the next round.
Bucks became the first team to advance in this year's playoffs, beating the Heat 120-103 on Saturday and finishing off a first-round sweep over last season's Eastern Conference champions.
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Utah Jazz ban unruly fans as league promises 'respectful' environment
The unnamed fan triggered uproar on Wednesday after showering injured Washington ace Westbrook with popcorn as he left the court during game two of the Wizards' Eastern Conference playoff series against the Sixers.
It was the first playoff game for several Suns players, including Booker, Ayton and Mikal Bridges, but they didn't look like post-season rookies against LeBron James and the Lakers.
Morant made consecutive jumpers in the final 48 seconds of overtime and scored 35 points, and Memphis advanced to the post-season for the first time in four years by holding off Curry and the Warriors 117-112
NBA: LeBron James' 34-foot dagger lifts playoff bound Lakers over Warriors; Grizzlies eliminate Spurs
In the other play-in game, the Grizzlies earned the right to face the Warriors next by beating the 10th-seeded San Antonio Spurs 100-96.
No 7 Los Angeles will host No 8 Golden State in the Western Conference play-in with the winner taking the seventh seed and a spot against Phoenix and the loser having to play another game to determine the eighth seed.
Ben Simmons added 13 points and nine assists to help the 76ers improve to 48-23. Philadelphia could've clinched earlier this week, but lost at Indiana on Tuesday and at Miami on Thursday.
San Antonio had 87 points in the first half, the second-most the club has scored in any half. The Spurs tied their mark for any half with 12 3-pointers in the first
Stephen Curry scored 49 points in 29 minutes and matched his season best with 11 3-pointers and Golden State beat Oklahoma City.
The New York Knicks were on their longest winning streak since a 13-game run late in the 2012-13 season.
With Mike Conley taking the night off to rest a hamstring injury, Mitchell took charge early. He made his first five shots on the way to scoring 28 first-half points — his most ever in a half.
James Harden was back after missing a game because of neck soreness. He had 44 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. Brooklyn were still without Kevin Durant (left hamstring strain) and Kyrie Irving (personal reasons).
NBA: LeBron James faces ‘indefinite’ layoff after injuring ankle as Lakers lose to Hawks; Bucks register sixth straight win
The Lakers superstar collapsed to the Staples Center court in agony after a collision with Atlanta's Solomon Hill in the second quarter, crying out in pain and clutching his right ankle.
NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo records third straight triple-double as Bucks beat Wizards, Nets down Knicks
Antetokounmpo combined for 64 points, 26 rebounds and 21 assists in the two-game series at Washington that Milwaukee swept.
Following a dunk for his last points, Embiid landed awkwardly on his left leg, his knee joint appearing to bend slightly forward.