2022 NBA Playoffs Live Updates: Grizzlies Big on Warriors; Jrue Holiday seals Bucks win

May 11, 2022 at 11:10 p.m. EDT

Golden State needs to ask…

From what we’ve seen in these playoffs, when do the Warriors pull the plug and pull out their stars?

Marcus Thompson II·

Senior Columnist, Bay Area

May 11, 2022 at 11:03 p.m. EDT

Warriors roster change

Nemanja Bjelica starts the second half for Golden State.

Anthony Slater

Anthony Slater·

Senior Writer, Warriors

May 11, 2022 at 10:54 p.m. EDT

Memphis big men dominate first half

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson have 31 points on 10 shooting for 18 and four turnovers. Rest of the Warriors: 19 points on 8 of 21 shooting with 10 turnovers. As expected during this series, the interior of the Grizzlies dominated the big men of the Warriors.

  • Jackson/Adams/Clarke combined 28 of 11-for-20 points with 19 rebounds
  • Green/Looney/Kuminga/Porter combined eight of 4-for-11 points with nine rebounds
Marcus Thompson II

Marcus Thompson II·

Senior Columnist, Bay Area

May 11, 2022 at 10:47 p.m. EDT

First half thoughts

Fred Katz: The Grizzlies need 22 points to surpass their Game 4 total. It’s halftime.

Anthony Slate: History of the first half:

  • Turnovers: Warriors 14, Grizzlies 3
  • Offensive rebounds: Warriors 2, Grizzlies 13
  • FG attempts: Warriors 39, Grizzlies 57
  • Leader: Grizzlies up to 77-50
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NBA athletic staff

May 11, 2022 at 10:36 p.m. EDT

Grizzlies win turnover battle

I wrote going into this deal that if the Grizzlies want a chance it will come because of turnovers. When Tyus Jones leads the offense, the Grizzlies rate him as the stingiest team in the NBA. The Warriors, meanwhile, were 29th in turnover rate. Memphis needed those extra possessions. Well, it catches them. It’s almost halftime, and the Grizzlies have only three turnovers, compared to 13 for the Warriors.

Also, Tyus Jones: 10 points, six assists, zero turnovers. Jones’ best trait is that he rarely does anything wrong. He’s in the right places defensively. He does not return it. He just doesn’t make mistakes. It adds a lot of good tonight too.

Fred Katz

Fred Katz·

Personal Writer, Knicks

May 11, 2022 at 10:28 p.m. EDT

Grizzlies earn small wins early

I can’t ask for a better start for the Grizzlies. Not only are they 7 of 12 of 3, but they outperform the Warriors in areas they don’t have in this series. They have twice the rebounds (22-11) and almost twice the points in the key (22-12) around the middle of the second quarter. Going into Game 5, they had been, on average, passed (49.0-43.5) and outclassed in the paint (55-47).

Marcus Thompson II

Marcus Thompson II·

Senior Columnist, Bay Area

May 11, 2022 at 10:28 p.m. EDT

Warriors in search of answers

The Warriors are going with Draymond Green and Kevon Looney together. I think this is the first time for this series. They separated them for spacing reasons, but Mike Brown is looking for a defensive response tonight.

Anthony Slater

Anthony Slater·

Senior Writer, Warriors

May 11, 2022 at 22:27 EDT

Brandon Clarke sighting

It looks like Brandon Clarke from the Timberwolves series has appeared.

Clarke hadn’t done much in this series since Game 1, but he’s all over the glass and cut through the Warriors’ zone defense. He finds space everywhere, edging out Golden State and has 11 points to go with four rebounds, all offensive.

The Grizzlies lead 53-36 with 7:06 left in the first half.

Fred Katz

Fred Katz·

Personal Writer, Knicks

May 11, 2022 at 10:23 p.m. EDT

Grizzlies on the glass

Offensive rebounds in 16 minutes tonight:

Anthony Slater

Anthony Slater·

Senior Writer, Warriors

May 11, 2022 at 10:21 p.m. EDT

Marcus Smart: ‘We were hot’

Marcus Smart on the Celtics’ emotions after the loss: “We were hot, just because we know we did it. Nobody else. Take the blame. But now that’s it. It’s time to do turn around and go get it.”

Jared Weiss

Jared Weiss·

Writer, Celtics

May 11, 2022 at 10:16 p.m. EDT

Interesting stat about Memphis

The Grizzlies have led through the end of the first five quarters of this series, and they’ve also led by double digits in every game this series.

Murray's Law

Murray’s Law·

Personal Editor, Clippers

May 11, 2022 at 10:12 p.m. EDT

Tough stretch for Jordan Poole; Grizzlies up to 38-28

Tough streak for Jordan Poole to end a poor first quarter for the Warriors. Turnover in traffic, then commits a voluntary transition fault while Memphis is in bonus. Give the Grizzlies a free point. Memphis scored 38 goals in the first quarter without Ja Morant. Warriors down 10.

Anthony Slater

Anthony Slater·

Senior Writer, Warriors

May 11, 2022 at 10:05 p.m. EDT

The Celtics slowed the pace, and it cost them

It was remarkable to see the Celtics beat the Bucks at their own game all night dominating the paint and the fast break, then slowing play to a fourth quarter crawl as Milwaukee cut the deficit. Jrue Holiday had a defensive streak for ages to shut it down, and Bobby Portis dominated the offensive glass when the Celtics went small, but they let go of the rope in a way they rarely have this season.

Jared Weiss

Jared Weiss·

Writer, Celtics

May 11, 2022 at 9:55 p.m. EDT

Warriors starters don’t click

That’s a minus-7 for this Warriors starting lineup that includes Jonathan Kuminga to open Game 5. Hasn’t worked in three games. They are a cumulative minus-21 for the series. I would expect Otto Porter Jr., again, to open the second half.

Anthony Slater

Anthony Slater·

Senior Writer, Warriors

May 11, 2022 at 9:54 p.m. EDT

Hot start for Jaren Jackson Jr.; Grizzlies lead 18-11

Jaren Jackson Jr. was very disappointed with his shooting performance after Game 4, when he shot 0 for 7 from deep in San Francisco. But “don’t worry,” he said. “I’ll get over it.” He wasn’t wrong. He had his first four shots of the game, including some 3, and had 10 points on the gate. The Grizzlies lead the Warriors by first seven.

Fred Katz

Fred Katz·

Personal Writer, Knicks

May 11, 2022 at 9:35 p.m. EDT

Free throws count

David Aldridge: One thing the Van Gundy brothers ALWAYS talk about at the end of shows is the importance of blocking missed free throws. And There you go.

Jay King: Oh my word. Bobby Portis with the second-chance bucket on a missed free throw from Giannis to give the Bucks the lead with 11.4 seconds left. I wondered if the Bucks missed a chance leaving Brook Lopez on the bench in case Giannis missed one, but no, Portis took care of it.

NBA athletic staff

NBA athletic staff

May 11, 2022 at 9:34 p.m. EDT

Bucks-Celtics reminds me of something

This series has a LOT of ’04 Pistons-Pacers – except each team scores 100 and doesn’t combine for 100.

James L. Edwards III

James L. Edwards III·

Personal Editor, Pistons

May 11, 2022 at 9:29 p.m. EDT

Giannis with a cover… 3?!

Giannis Antetokounmpo, with blood streaming near the corner of his right eye, drains a huge 3 to tie the game at 105. He has 39 points and 11 rebounds, but who would have thought that a 3-pointer – only his second of the night – would be his biggest bucket so far?

Damon Sayles

Damon Sayles·

Managing Editor, NBA

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