3 overshadowed keys to Golden State’s Game 3 win



3 overshadowed keys to Golden State's Game 3 win

SAN FRANCISCO — Oh yeah, there was a basketball game Saturday night.

Amid all the hoopla and nonsense surrounding Ja Morant’s unfortunate injury, the Warriors put 142 points on the Grizzlies to claim a 2-1 lead in the teams’ Western Conference Semifinals series.

Here are three things that I think proved critical to the Warriors’ win:

Paint Domination

While the series might have relocated to the Bay for Game 3, the Warriors won Saturday by going directly into the Grizzlies’ house.

Undeterred by being pin-balled around in the paint in the first two games, the Warriors attacked the basket early and often in Game 3 and found little to no resistance along the way.

The Warriors are smaller, lighter, and older than the Grizzlies. You’d never know it Saturday.

The Dubs had a whopping 62 points in the paint on an absurd 70 percent shooting.

The Grizzlies paved a path of least resistance directly to the basket.

Steph Curry scored 30 points. Ten came in the paint

Jordan Poole added 27, with 12 coming in the paint.

Otto Porter and Andrew Wiggins added 10 apiece.




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