The Golden State Warriors disposed of the Memphis Grizzlies in decisive 4th quarter at Chase Center last night. Golden State advances to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2019 and is 4 wins away from the NBA Finals. A decisive 4th quarter spurned by transition 3’s and an overall Herculean rebounding effort sealed the deal for the Warriors. The Dubs pulled down 70 rebounds in 4 quarters led by Kevon “Olajuwan” Looney. Game 6 Klay also had a huge game with a team high 30 points.
Thompson is no stranger to having big-time performances in the sixth game of a postseason series, and he certainly added another chapter to that with his performance on Friday. Thompson was stroking it out of the gate, connecting on all three of his 3-point attempts in the first quarter. He’d score 17 points in the first half and had 10 more in the third quarter, but his biggest shot of the game came in the fourth quarter.
With the Warriors up by 10 with a little over three minutes left in the game, Kevon Looney secured two offensive rebounds, the latter followed by a dish to Thompson on the left wing. The Splash Brother caught the pass and stepped right into the three, his eighth splash of the night on 14 attempts.
I’m so happy we closed this series out at home. Now we just need to find out who we’ll be squaring off against. The Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks battle on Sunday to determine the fourth and final piece to the Conference Finals puzzle. My heart says I want Phoenix because they were the NBA’s best team all year. They are also the defending Western Conference champions. So, I’d love to be the ones to knock them off and deny Chris “The Cheater” Paul an O’Brien trophy. My head says we could benefit from home court advantage if the Mavs advance.