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Dubs Ride Big Second Quarter in Win Over Memphis

After ending the first quarter down 30-28 of Tuesday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Warriors went on a 28-8 run that covered over eight minutes of the second quarter. The Dubs got as far ahead as 20 points during the run, which would prove to be enough distance for the Warriors to claim their third win of the season with the 114-95 victory over the Grizzlies, ending their seven-game losing streak.

Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III led the scoring push for the Dubs through the first half, posting a combined 31 points through the first 24 minutes. But as much as their scoring fueled the Dubs’ run, Marquese Chriss came out highly active as well as the beneficiary of two alley-oop passes as well as getting two of his game-high four blocks in the second quarter.

The Dubs’ effort in the second frame allowed them to take the quarter 33-16 and the Warriors did not give up the lead for the remainder of the game.

TEAM LEADERS

GSW


PointsReboundsAssists
Burks – 29Green / Cauley-Stein – 10Green – 11
Robinson III – 20Burks – 8Bowman – 5
Pashcall / Chriss – 17Chriss / Spellman – 6Cauley-Stein – 4
MEM


PointsReboundsAssists
Morant – 20Crowder – 11Morant – 6
Brooks – 18Valanciunas – 63 Tied – 4
Clarke – 17Anderson / Clarke – 5Valanciunas / Clarke- 3

The Warriors’ defense was especially active in this game as they finished with 10 blocks and 40 defensive rebounds. Memphis’ rookie standouts Ja Morant (20 points) and Brandon Clarke (17 points) were forced in to a combined 13-of-34 shooting for 38 percent on the night, below their season average of 53 percent.

Burks finished the game leading all scorers with 29 points with a perfect night from the free throw line (9-for-9) while adding eight rebounds. Robinson’s night started with a perfect 4-of-4 from the field with a 3-pointer, eventually finishing with 20 points (on 3-of-6 from three-point distance). Chriss’ final line consisted of 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting and six rebounds.

The Warriors turn right around after this win and prepare for another game on Wednesday in Dallas (4:30 p.m., NBCSBA).

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More Notables …

  • The loss snapped the Warriors four-game winning streak over the Pelicans … Additionally, it ended Golden State’s seven-game winning streak in New Orleans … The Warriors last loss in the Crescent City was April 7, 2015 (103-100).
  • The last time the Warriors lost seven-straight games was April 9-21, 2012, when they lost eight in a row.
  • It was the third time this season, the Warriors committed 10-or-fewer turnovers (1-2 in those contests).
  • The Warriors used their 10th different starting lineup this season.
  • Eric Paschall scored a game-high 30 points, his third-straight double-figure scoring game.
  • Paschall is the first Warriors rookie with at least two 30-point games in rookie season since Stephen Curry (8, 2009-10) … The last Warriors player not drafted in the first round to have at least two 30-point games during their rookie season was Anthony Morrow (2, 2008-09).
  • In seven starts this season, Paschall is averaging starter 22.3 points on 51.9% shooting from the field (53-102 FG) and 6.0 rebounds.
  • Alec Burks made his second start of the season, scoring seven points to go along with a season-high five assists.
  • Glenn Robinson III scored 14 points, his seventh double-digit scoring game of the season … He is the only Warriors player to start every game this season.
  • Ky Bowman scored 19 points including a career-high 3 three-pointers, marking his fourth double-figure scoring game of the year.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein scored nine points on 80.0% shooting (4-5 FG) from field to go along with a season-high three steals … Over his last five games, the center is shooting 67.6% from the floor (23-34 FG).

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