Warriors overpower Grizzlies

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Updated: December 8, 2013

Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Klay Thompson had 30 points and Stephen
Curry added 22 points, 15 assists and six rebounds as the Golden State
Warriors snapped an 11-game skid against the Memphis Grizzlies with a 108-82
triumph on Saturday night.

David Lee tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds and Andrew Bogut pulled down 12
boards for the Warriors, who hadn’t beaten the Grizzlies since Nov. 3, 2010.

“They’ve had their way with us. It’s been a long time coming,” Warriors head
coach Mark Jackson said of the losing streak to Memphis.

Zach Randolph had 15 points and six rebounds and Kosta Koufos registered 10
points and 16 boards for Memphis, which has dropped five of its last seven
games.

“We need to play with more energy and more joy,” Grizzlies head coach Dave
Joerger said.

The Warriors held a 61-53 lead midway through the second quarter, but
Lee chipped in five points during a 13-5 sprint to put the visitors
comfortably in front. Thompson capped the burst with a jumper for a 74-58
advantage.

Golden State took a 77-60 spread into the fourth where the Warriors coasted to
the easy win.

Earlier, Thompson nailed five of his first six shots from the field and netted
11 points as Golden State raced out to a 24-10 start before taking a 29-19
lead after a quarter of play.

Lee’s basket at the 8:07 mark of the second gave Golden State a 37-21 spread,
but an 18-6 Memphis surge got the Grizzlies within 43-39 late in the second.

Golden State took a 49-43 margin into the break.

Game Notes

The Warriors shots 50 percent (44-of-88) from the floor and 44.4 percent (8-
of-18) from beyond the arc … Mike Miller led all Memphis scorers with 16
points.