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[Post Game Thread] The Golden State Warriors win the WCSF series 4-2 as they eliminate the Memphis Grizzlies, defeating them by 110 - 96, behind 30 points from Klay Thompson on 8/14 3PT shooting Post Game Thread

96 - 110
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: Chase Center(18064), Clock: 1.0
Officials: Josh Tiven, Kane Fitzgerald and James Williams
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Memphis Grizzlies 26 25 26 19 96
Golden State Warriors 30 23 25 32 110
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Memphis Grizzlies 96 34-96 35.4% 15-36 41.7% 13-20 65.0% 10 44 21 12 8 6 8
Golden State Warriors 110 41-104 39.4% 20-53 37.7% 8-11 72.7% 25 70 24 17 3 17 10
 
PLAYER STATS
Memphis Grizzlies MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Dillon BrooksSF 39:06 30 11-28 7-15 1-2 2 2 4 1 3 1 1 1 -11
Jaren Jackson Jr.PF 37:32 12 5-19 1-7 1-3 0 4 4 0 0 4 0 2 -12
Steven AdamsC 28:29 4 1-3 0-0 2-4 1 9 10 3 0 1 1 2 -6
Desmond BaneSG 44:19 25 9-16 4-7 3-4 1 6 7 2 0 1 0 3 -7
Tyus JonesPG 35:55 7 2-12 1-3 2-2 1 8 9 8 2 0 2 2 -14
Kyle Anderson 10:26 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 -2
Ziaire Williams 13:22 2 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 -7
Brandon Clarke 19:29 8 2-10 0-0 4-5 4 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 -8
De'Anthony Melton 11:12 8 3-6 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 -3
Jarrett Culver 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Konchar 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Xavier Tillman 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Golden State Warriors MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Andrew WigginsSF 41:16 18 7-16 3-5 1-2 6 4 10 0 1 3 2 2 +20
Draymond GreenPF 38:43 14 6-14 0-3 2-2 3 13 16 8 1 0 4 4 +19
Kevon LooneyC 35:10 4 2-7 0-0 0-0 11 11 22 5 0 1 2 4 +10
Klay ThompsonSG 42:04 30 11-22 8-14 0-0 1 7 8 2 0 3 3 2 +14
Stephen CurryPG 40:11 29 10-27 6-17 3-4 0 7 7 5 1 2 3 3 +16
Jordan Poole 24:18 12 4-15 2-11 2-3 0 3 3 2 0 1 2 0 -3
Damion Lee 10:30 3 1-2 1-2 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 -4
Nemanja Bjelica 7:38 0 0-1 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 -2
Jonathan Kuminga 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moses Moody 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otto Porter Jr. 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juan Toscano-Anderson 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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u/Chairman_Zhao [BOS] Jaylen Brown 13d ago

Kevon Looney tonight had a double-double with offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors 13d ago

okay when you put it THIS way maybe that was pretty good work

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u/DoveAxtually Celtics 13d ago

Giannis: 44/20

Looney: 4/22

Basically the same guy

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u/GeneralKn0w3dg3 13d ago

warriors got their guy finally

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u/speakintrapanese Bulls 13d ago

The Warriors had 70 rebounds. The Grizzlies had 44 (!!)

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u/kdtallllll Warriors 13d ago

Holy shit I love kevon looney

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u/patsniff 13d ago

Wiggins, Looney, and Draymond combined for 4 more rebounds than the Grizzlies! Wild!!

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u/707royalty Warriors 13d ago

We're all Loonatics on this blessed day

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u/beall49 Warriors 13d ago

I think SVP just said it was the most in a playoff game in 40 years

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u/cacheKTxP 13d ago Silver

dubs fans how do u deal with looking like the globetrotters on one possession and the 2012 bobcats on the next

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u/throwbacklyrics Warriors 13d ago

I die early

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u/thenaturalinquirer 13d ago

High blood pressure issues.

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u/Airhammer [GSW] Kevon Looney 13d ago

I take my medication twice on game days

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u/SCalifornia831 Warriors 13d ago

We went from 1996 to 2016

We’re prepared for all scenarios at all times

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u/SirGergoyFriendman [GSW] Baron Davis 13d ago

Was '96 when Carlisemo got choked out?? Because that's one of my first Warriors memories.

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u/SCalifornia831 Warriors 13d ago

Pretty sure that was 1997…1996 was the calm before the storm

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u/elpeezey 13d ago

Nah, 1996 was just drafting Todd Fuller over Kobe Bryant, Peja Stojavoic, Steve Nash, and Jermaine O’Neal.

Not as violent as 1997 and getting choked out by an athletic 6’5 two guard, but probably more painful.

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u/HandsomeCowboy Warriors 13d ago

Alcohol.

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors 13d ago

I try to remind myself the team is better when they play with joy and just sometimes that -

- yeah, I swear at my TV a lot sometimes

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u/Casualrodfarva2 San Francisco Warriors 13d ago

I disassociate and pretend that only the good parts happen

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u/Occasionally_Correct Warriors 13d ago

Down 10 moonknight blackout Up 15 and the starters are now sitting.

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u/beall49 Warriors 13d ago

That’s Warriors basketball. Even when we were killing people, we were the most careless team ever. We would’ve never lost against Cleveland in the finals if we would’ve just done a better job of taking care of the ball.

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u/Illustrious_Turn_247 13d ago

Yeah, I've heard the same things for like 8 years straight. No matter how many times it happens, people act surprised.

Yes the Warriors are careless with the ball. Literally always have been.

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u/mrstealyothrowaway Warriors 13d ago

that gif of curry throwing the ball away in the finals with the trophy edited over it used to be a staple here lol

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u/Hail_The_Motherland 13d ago

It's fun watching them run full tilt when it works, but it's painful when it doesn't lol

They look so much better just taking it slow and running half court sets

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u/madtolive Raptors 13d ago Silver

Wiggins knew the Warriors were going to need something extra tonight, so he reached in real deep to his bag and pulled out 18 points instead of 17. Big time players man.

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u/wasabi_snooter Warriors 13d ago

18 from Wiggins is like 30 from any other player in the league

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u/NewRedditor13 Warriors 13d ago

But 16 from Wiggins is like 3 from any other player in the league

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u/jackgap 13d ago

And 17 from Wiggins is like 17 from any other player in the league

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u/TSW_El_Spawn Warriors 13d ago

18 points isn't 18 points. I'll explain later

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u/bobsil1 Warriors 13d ago

Different maple, same syrup

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u/UteFlyersCardJazz Jazz 13d ago

Wiggins and Looney should get game ball. Klay had the Game 6 Klay game, and Steph came through at the end, but they don’t win without Looney, and Wiggins helped out Warriors when the Splash Bros., Poole, and Draymond was struggling.

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors 13d ago

half game balls

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u/zedoac 13d ago

Almost like it's a team game :p

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u/johnnygrant Warriors 13d ago

Warriors won the rebounding battle 70 - 44.

Against one of the best rebounding teams...that is incredible. They had 25 offensive rebounds.

Looney led the way, but the rest did very well.

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u/fopiecechicken Warriors 13d ago

I hope Kevon never leaves. Guy came out of UCLA and was drafted as a sort of “KD” type player at least in play style. Fucks his hips, knees and back up, and then becomes just an amazing IQ guy. Guards prime harden in the playoffs effectively and has now turned himself into a rebounding monster. Kevon puts that fucking work in for this franchise, I really hope he gets compensated for it come contract time.

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u/hereforthefeast Warriors 13d ago

In the on-court post game interview Klay said Kevon was a Warrior for life so hopefully that means he’s getting a bag.

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u/Jawileth 13d ago

I feel like people dont grasp how impressive 70 boards is! That's more than any team in the regular season.

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u/27Christian27 13d ago

Looney with 4 & 22 lmao

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u/3luejays Raptors 13d ago

Hey, don't shortchange him. 5 assists and a block too. Beast.

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u/IMovedYourCheese Warriors 13d ago

And 11 of the 22 were offensive boards. What a legend.

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u/Terranoso Warriors 13d ago

He had a double-double if you separate the OREBs and DREBs lmao

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u/EShy 13d ago

11-11 keeping the perfect rebounding balance

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u/InSearchofOMG Warriors 13d ago

When you put it like that 💀

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u/Enque NBA 13d ago

Had more offensive board than Memphis as a team.

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u/MattHattt Bulls 13d ago

Most of those came with Steven Adams and JJJ both on the floor

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u/SmokeOddessey Lakers 13d ago

legit a prime Rodman statline lmaooo

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u/Some-Gavin Warriors 13d ago

Fucking 4/22/5, what a legend. Absolutely love that this guy has been able to stay healthy this year, love his energy.

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u/wrxwrx 13d ago

Dude, Loons balled out against the Raptors as well in a totally lost year. He was actually scoring in that series on top of this rebounds like he's always been good at. I absolutely love Loons for everything he's been to the franchise. I thought we were going to lose him after the Raptor's series.

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u/NA_Faker Lakers 13d ago

Became prime rodman

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u/regindyn Timberwolves 13d ago

Looney was gunnin for the Biyombo.

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u/rawchess Minneapolis Lakers 13d ago

Kevon Looney is who Andre Drummond thinks he is.

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u/JoJonesy Celtics 13d ago

I genuinely don't know what to make of the Warriors, man, they can be the 2017 Warriors or the 2020 Warriors on any given night

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors 13d ago

Just remember, no lead is safe from or for this team

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u/GreatestJabaitest Raptors 13d ago

Idk that 50 point Lead last game looked pretty safe

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u/moch1 Warriors 13d ago

More teams should try getting a 50 point lead. It’s a good strategy.

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u/AmIFromA Tampa Bay Raptors 13d ago edited 12d ago

It’s a good strategy now, but if it’s used more, teams will start to work on how to counter it and it will lose its effectiveness.

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u/JeanSibelius Lakers 13d ago

Definitely the highest variance team left in the playoffs. They could win the chip, get blasted next round, or anything in between

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u/c_lo- Warriors 13d ago edited 13d ago

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u/rezjamin 13d ago

"The one who controls the rebounds controls the game."

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u/Amino0822 Charlotte Bobcats 13d ago

Death, Taxes, Wiggins 17 18 points

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u/Majestic_Owl Warriors 13d ago

Averaged out from the 16 point game earlier

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u/KeepThePace8 13d ago

Perfectly balanced

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u/TeTrodoToxin4 [GSW] Chris Mullin 13d ago

He only scored 5 last game, he did overtime tonight.

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u/Xtra_Awesome Warriors 13d ago

that 18th point took every muscle in his body to get

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Knicks 13d ago

Wiggins was a defensive juggernaut. Maple Mamba was the paint protector

Underrated part of the game

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors 13d ago

People joke but Wiggins is absolutely crushing it at his role: defensive stalwart, offensive contributor.

He's enough of an offensive threat that he has to be respected because if opponents leave him open he can and will punish that, but his primary focus is defensive.

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u/jeric13xd [CHI] Derrick Rose 13d ago

LOONEY DECIDED TO BE DENNIS RODMAN TONIGHT.

Props to Wiggins and Looney who made plays for em when the Splash bros struggled early in the 4th.

Game 6 Klay is a legend

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u/TuVato Warriors 13d ago

22 Kevon Looney rebounds > 16 Warriors Turnovers

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u/oh_what_a_shot [GSW] Andre Iguodala 13d ago

Warriors fucked around for 3.5 quarters and then decided just to win it.

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u/fuckkkofff Supersonics 13d ago

Ain't nothing new, tho

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u/bostonian38 [BOS] Jayson Tatum 13d ago

Some of those turnovers were just straight up like they were playing intoxicated, and instead of not being able to walk straight they weren’t able to pass straight

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u/MotoMkali Warriors 13d ago

Honestly it seems like they throw one so they want to make up for it so they throw another and another and another and there you have it 4 Turnovers in a 6 possession stretch as well as 2 deflections.

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u/Tijuana_Pikachu Warriors 13d ago

If I see Steph go for that one armed swinging yeet of a pass I know that shits getting stuffed or going OB.

I very seriously wonder what his passing % is with that specific throwing motion

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u/JADENBC Hornets 13d ago

Man was gassed as all hell but still grabbing boards

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u/arika_ito 13d ago

He usually plays maybe 20 minutes? He was our iron man for the season though. He's got asthma and basically metal hips lol

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u/fattytuna1985 13d ago Wholesome

No jumps needed. Most dominant non-aerial big man

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u/arika_ito 13d ago

Underrated wingspan at 7'4"

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u/calimota 13d ago

Loon is tough. No glamour, just bruising. A couple of years ago he helped make a finals run with a broken sternum.

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u/FizzWigget Warriors 13d ago

Was amazing getting two offensive boards into the three

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u/AzureAhai 13d ago

Looney had more offensive rebounds than the Grizzlies did as a team.

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u/Philosuphi Warriors 13d ago

Turned back the clock to look like a 32 year old rather than a 40 year old today

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u/lovo17 Lakers 13d ago

22 rebounds dear lord

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u/ChurchofDubs 13d ago

Looney fucked around and turned into Bill Russell tonight

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u/Money-not_you_again [TOR] Tracy McGrady 13d ago edited 13d ago

Loon straight up was the key for this game. He came in and defended and grabbed boards like a beast. He kept so many trips alive with 2nd and 3rd opportunities.

I hope they fucking shower him with praise because he earned it and more tonight.

  • Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say but nothing comes out when they move their lips just a bunch of gibberish
    • And motherfuckers act like they forgot about Klay

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u/DogtoothKatakuri 13d ago edited 13d ago

I'm pretty sure he will be praised af in the locker room. I remember that one video, Kerr asked Canon Curry to pass the ball to the players then said, 'why not pass the ball to Looney he got 17 rebounds tonight.' All of them cheered and clapped and you can see his genuine smile when the camera panned over to him.

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat 13d ago

That fucking 20th and 21st O rebound to Klay 3 sealed it lmao.

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Knicks 13d ago

Klay: Fuck I need that 30 for Game 6

Looney: Say no more fam

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u/[deleted] 13d ago

4/22 is such a sick stat line lmao

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u/Srikkk Warriors 13d ago

HE WAS NEVER GONE.

GAME 6 KLAY REALER THAN REAL.

KEEP THE FAITH, BOYS. WE GOING TO THE WCF!!!!!

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u/3luejays Raptors 13d ago

I am proud to call myself a Klaytheist

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u/Siege-Torpedo Warriors 13d ago

klaymen

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u/GuntherTime Warriors 13d ago

Dude that shit blew my mind. I’m at work right so couldn’t watch the game then I checked that box score and saw dude had 21 rebounds at the time and bout freaked out.

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u/PhatYeeter 76ers 13d ago

Rodman cosplay

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u/FN218Kevin Warriors 13d ago

There will be no Wiggins or Looney slander tonight!

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u/HelloThereCat Warriors 13d ago

Looney slander hasn't been allowed ever since the 2018 WCF against the rockets in my opinion

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u/FN218Kevin Warriors 13d ago

People forget too easily that Looney is the man. Glad the coaching staff remembered tonight!

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u/manliestdino Warriors 13d ago

His 2019 series deserves a shout out too, so instrumental

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u/VeGanbarimasu 2018-19 Over/Unders Top 10 13d ago

Look at Looney man, so instrumental

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u/pilfecapskcab Mavericks 13d ago

My favorite thing about Game 6 Klay is his own awareness and acknowledgment of it. Legend.

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u/LAFanWithABrain Lakers 13d ago

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u/pilfecapskcab Mavericks 13d ago

This is definitely the best picture of a shooting guard holding up 6

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u/RamsdaIe 13d ago

And it's not even close

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u/prst Bulls 13d ago

ಠ_ಠ

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u/ambassadorofkwan Warriors 13d ago

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u/pilfecapskcab Mavericks 13d ago

So this pic/meme bullied him into being one of the Game 6 GOATs 🤣

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u/deysleep 13d ago

Dam Iguodala splashing in 25 points. The days

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u/mrwhite2323 Heat 13d ago

Nba script writers breaking the 4th wall

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u/simon2105 13d ago Gold

Tonight, Giannis had 20 rebounds, Looney 22 rebounds.

Looney better than Giannis confirmed.

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors 13d ago

numbers check out I see no issues here

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u/iSleepUpsideDown NBA 13d ago

Giannis and a pick for looney?

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u/Luneion_Jais Warriors 13d ago

All facts.

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u/Familyguy35 Trail Blazers 13d ago

Warriors defense turned it on late

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u/bananastand [GSW] Draymond Green 13d ago

A lot easier to play defense when you don’t turn the ball over every other possession

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Knicks 13d ago

Warriors trying so hard to lose

Jesus those turnovers were amateur-ish

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u/bakonydraco Wizards 13d ago

Closest 14-pt game I’ve ever seen.

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u/GMOrgasm Suns 13d ago

yeah people gonna look at the final score and assume it was a blowout when it was anything but for the first 44 minutes

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u/iftair Grizzlies 13d ago

Warriors realized that if they don't close this out tonight, Game 7 was gonna be even more brutal.

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u/Oogamz Warriors 13d ago

Yeah we weren't trying to fight out a game 7 away and the pressure of blowing a 3-1 lead. Great game tonight though, was so mad every time Bane and Brooks kept knocking down shots

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u/Terranoso Warriors 13d ago

Andrew Wiggins flipped a switch in particular, and the Grizz flailed without Ja to settle them down.

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Knicks 13d ago

Bro Wiggins was a defensive juggernaut, so underrated

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u/OverusedRedditJoke 13d ago

At what point does a meme transcend memery and become reality, because that's game 6 Klay

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u/Chapea12 Nets 13d ago

Klay Thompson is the vehicle for a meme to transcend reality. Remember the toaster?

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u/mgwooley Warriors 13d ago

Toaster Klay was the GOAT era

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u/thecommuteguy 13d ago

37 pts in a quarter, 60 pts in 3 quarters only 29 minutes on 11 dribbles

Certified OG

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u/JoeBiden2020FTW Celtics Bandwagon 13d ago

A lot of memes are memeing themselves into reality:

  • Grizzlies better without Ja
  • Game 6 Klay
  • Harden choking in closeout games
  • CP3 blowing 2-0 leads

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u/Squa11 13d ago

u forgot wiggins with 17 ± 1

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u/1_quantae Warriors Bandwagon 13d ago

Wiggins 18 is like a KD 40

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u/HailOfThorns Warriors 13d ago

He really scored 10 points in the clutchest moments of the 4th, gets 18 points then missed his shots and stopped shooting. It's crazy. It's like a 9-5 for him.

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u/MatthewImbroglio [GSW] Stephen Curry 13d ago

The grizzles had no answers for game 6 Klay today or Kevon "dennis rodman" Looney

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u/Ijustquaffed Lakers 13d ago Gold

Game 6 Klay is back. The universe is healing

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u/jimmythejammygit 13d ago

Does this mean we are finally passed the last 2 years of the shittest timeline?

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u/Alestasis Warriors 13d ago

Wiggins willing the warriors in the 2nd half and ending with 18

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u/victory_78_26 Warriors 13d ago

Wiggins run in the before the last 5 minutes, changed the momentum of the game completely. 18 points today.

Those Turnovers could have killed us but rebounds, especially offensive, have kept us in the game. Looney was fucking great today, 11 rebounds in the first half and then 11 again in the 2nd. 11 offensive rebounds in those 22. Kept us in the game, even though entire team was horrible at passing.

GAME 6 KLAY IS A DIFFERENT BEAST.

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u/OleRockTheGoodAg 13d ago

Dread it.

Run from it.

Game 6 Klay Thompson arrives all the same.

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u/hollowXvictory Warriors 13d ago

If somehow we can convince Klay every game is Game 6 and convince Wiggins every opponent is the Timberwolves we'd be unstoppable.

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u/BlazeBloom [POR] Eric Maynor 13d ago

Even more inevitable than Andrew "17-18 points" Wiggins.

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u/MinnyPuppies Timberwolves 13d ago

He shouldnt attempt a shot from 1st-3rd quarter. Reserve everything on 4th.

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u/fskier1 Grizzlies 13d ago

Basically what he did. I knew we were screwed when it was a close game and they still had 15/17 Wiggins points in their back pockets

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u/xEstie 13d ago

No joke after he was 1/8 in the first half, I felt great seeing him put up those 3s. He’s a machine!!

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u/CyborgKungFu Warriors Bandwagon 13d ago

I’ve been equally as impressed by his defense too.

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u/VallentCW Pistons 13d ago

He just went 1-10 to save his points when they needed them

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u/rawchess Minneapolis Lakers 13d ago

First half: Anthony Bennett

Second half: Maple Jordan

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u/benjammin9292 Bulls 13d ago

The death of Klay Thompson has been greatly exaggerated

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u/PapiShot [SAS] Speedy Claxton 13d ago

Steven Adams having flashbacks.

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u/PM_Me_Your_Mustash Warriors 13d ago

Game 6 we call him Slay Thompson.

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u/PokkyDeska 13d ago

I liked the fact that they let them play. Very few calls for either side.

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u/Blazehero Warriors 13d ago

Looney's hands have the properties of both rubber and gum.

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u/20815147 13d ago

Andrew Wiggins logging 18 points then stamped his time card.

Nothing but respect for my fellow salaryman

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u/marcbacus [GSW] Draymond Green 13d ago

I love Kevon Looney.

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u/manliestdino Warriors 13d ago

Keep him forever if we can

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u/20815147 13d ago

I never want to face the Grizzlies in a series ever again

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u/mgwooley Warriors 13d ago

Bro I fucking love klay Thompson so much.

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u/DanielBG Trail Blazers 13d ago

Love that the splash bros are still intact after all these years.

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u/kolsonk Pistons 13d ago

Game 6 Klay is alive and well

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u/skipatomskip Magic 13d ago

Getting injured in a game 6 just made them stronger

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u/ProfessorBeast55 Raptors 13d ago edited 13d ago

Bicycles + Game 6s = UNDEFEATED KLAY (as of yet)

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u/I_promise_you_gold 13d ago

Hot take: Warriors aren’t half bad.

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u/Claudiu99 [GSW] Stephen Curry 13d ago

Wiggs had 8 points through 3 quarters and said imma need my 18, & Looney with the casual 4/22 game

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat 13d ago edited 13d ago Silver This

After the 8-0 Warriors run at 95-86, the Warriors hunted/attacked Adams to effectively seal the game with 5 min to go.

5:30: Curry/Wiggins high PnR, Dray screen, Curry gets Adams, draws 2 defenders. Looney to Green draws Adams in no mans land. Dray lay-up.

~4:45: Same Curry/Wiggins PnR but breaks down, Wiggins gets it in the corner drives baseline, wraparound pass for a Dray layup with Looney cleaning up.

3:55: Curry gets Adams mismatch off a high PnR, deep 3.

2:58: Same hunted Adams, misses but Looney gets 2 O rebounds for Klay 3.

Grizzlies timeout and subs Adams out.

Edit: I think it was the 3rd time, Dray (who had Adams) was pointing out Wiggins to set the first screen (which he did first two times) so Adams is even forced to make a tough decision through the double screens. Different to their usual high PnR with Curry/Green.

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u/DSouT Warriors 13d ago

It was always there, but the coaching staff wants to run the motion offense for 3 quarters cause it keeps everyone involved

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat 13d ago

Yup exactly. Kerr usually saves these stuff till the 4th quarter.

As great as the Green/Curry high PnR, they only save it when they REALLYY have to.

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u/YDS696969 Warriors 13d ago

If Kerr was there he is going to that pick n roll every time as we saw in the Denver series with Jokic. Mike Brown kind of looked lost when it came to Adams

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u/Methuga Spurs 13d ago

Hold up, you can sub out poorly performing players? Someone should let the coaches in the East know this

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u/Stalyx Heat 13d ago

Nice pick up -- I am a big Adams Stan -- but he got abused by Steph.

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u/TuVato Warriors 13d ago

22 Kevon Looney rebounds > 16 Warriors Turnovers

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u/cactopus101 Pacers 13d ago

This was the most toxic series lmao

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u/alfentazolam 13d ago

Heat Sixers saved their toxicity till after it was over. Even Jimmy held his grudge remarks in check until the exit corridor

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u/thechemistrychef Suns 13d ago

Gonna be honest despite Curry's poor efficiency he's come through in the clutch so many times this playoffs you gotta give him credit

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u/alfentazolam 13d ago

Just gotta slander him so when he checks his phone at halftime he has fuel to get going

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u/Bluestring35 Warriors 13d ago

I think he still leads in points in the 4th quarter, even above CP3

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u/kingscolor Warriors 13d ago

and somehow Wiggins will get FMVP

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u/LEGEN--wait_for_it NBA 13d ago

Kevon “Literal Rebounding Machine” Looney

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u/-Guildenstern Warriors 13d ago

Thank God that's over

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u/__Faded__ Supersonics 13d ago

Kevon looney is the player that every championship contender team dreams of having.

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u/abenamer [GSW] Jamaal Wilkes 13d ago

What's surprising to me is seeing the Warriors playing teams that have all adopted the three point revolution that Curry brought to the league and are still winning. It's unusual to see the forerunners of a radical new style of play stay ahead of the competition after everyone also adopted it. Curry and team are really that special.

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u/VallentCW Pistons 13d ago

Kevon Looney is one of my favorite players tbh. He knows his role and does it perfectly. He does all the dirty work and lets his teammates go to work. Gets the rebounds despite being undersized for a center. He does everything you could want from a role player

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u/LaFlame_Pablo Raptors 13d ago

Andrew Wiggins was the MVP of this game

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u/yoggsmu Warriors 13d ago

The Warriors can play like ass for long stretches and still come together and beat you with Skyfucker Curry, Game Six Klay, Two-Way Wiggs, and Looney who is a fucking rebounding MACHINE

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u/rappyboy Heat 13d ago

Ja just needs to understand that he has a very talented group of guys around him and that he doesn't need to hog the ball the whole game and he can divert that energy to defense a bit. He'll learn eventually when to pick his moments as he matures. This Grizz team is gonna be hell of a team once Ja learns to play with the team

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u/hearechoes 13d ago

Hot take: just bring Ja off the bench in the 4th quarter

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u/razorbacks3129 Vancouver Grizzlies 13d ago

I can’t believe he and jaren are both 22

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u/FLUSH_THE_TRUMP [GSW] Stephen Curry 13d ago

Steph in the first half: I'm going to shoot us out of this series

Kevon Looney: don't mind if i do grab that offensive rebound

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u/ltbr55 [GSW] Klay Thompson 13d ago

This felt very similar to G4 for Steph.

Ass for 3 quarters and turns into the Steph we all know in the 4th.

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u/TremendoSlap Kings 13d ago

If I'm the Warriors I never wanna see the Grizzlies again

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u/LegitimateYogurt323 San Diego Clippers 13d ago

Live by the Klay, Die by the Klay.

But when it’s Game 6, you Thrive by the Klay.

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u/YungFurl [SEA] Gary Payton 13d ago

Wiggins legacy game

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u/TuckBigFech Lakers 13d ago

Memphis should be proud of their season. Fun team to watch.

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u/jmagz7 13d ago

Keep calm and believe in Game 6 Klay.

Steph with 3 clutch 3 pointers

Huge shout-out to Wiggins and Looney for the rebounds.

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u/Dmaa97 Warriors 13d ago

Andrew Wiggins was absolutely crucial in this game.

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u/Mantequilla022 13d ago

Bummer. Wanted to get a game seven at Memphis. Still proud of them for the season they put in and the way they fought without Ja.

Congrats, Warriors fans! Heck of a series with some intense moments. A couple of shots going either way could completely change the series. That’s what you want out of playoff games.

Your stars did what stars do and stepped up to meet the moment! Good luck the rest of the way!

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u/mellowmedium 13d ago

“Board man gets paid” Kevon Looney