Death by three-pointers. That is exactly what happened to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors advanced to their first Western Conference Final since 1976 after dropping 15 3s in a 108-95 victory on Friday night.
Stephen Curry led the way with 32 points and eight 3s. He also did this to end the third quarter. Five other players scored in double figures, including Klay Thompson with 18.
The Warriors were the best team in the West by a significant margin and were a popular pick to win it all when the playoffs began. Their ability to pile up points from long range is tough for any team to stop, especially when they shoot like the did on Friday.
Memphis hung in there throughout the game, but they gave Curry way too much space in the first and fourth quarters to go to work and it cost them dearly.
The Warriors await the winner of the the Houston Rockets/Los Angeles Clippers series. Those two teams meet in a Game 7 on Sunday afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET) in Houston. Golden State is the top seed in the West and will have home-court advantage over either opponent.