Fans Go Head Over Heels As Stephen Curry And The Warriors Beat Ja Morant-less Grizzlies in The NBA Playoffs

Published 05/14/2022, 8:30 AM EDT
May 13, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) is unable to catch a pass under the hoop against the Memphis Grizzlies in the third quarter during game six of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

To many onlookers, the Golden State Warriors’ reign ended in 2019. Since then, the team has tried to regain that stature again, overcoming countless challenges to become contenders again. This year, the Stephen Curry-led team has made their much-needed comeback.

After a tough fight against the Ja Morant-less Memphis Grizzlies, the Warriors are headed to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in a hot minute. Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green are all back on the roster, healthy and ready to steer ahead.

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Naturally, fans are mostly unable to contain their excitement over the GSW postseason. Their team is back in contention, and simply the Conference Finals have satisfied a depraved crowd for now.

Fans can’t wait for Stephen Curry and the Warriors to advance

While there is a long way to go till the NBA Finals, the Warriors have proved their worth this season. Even though people were convinced of their loss, the team kept bouncing back till the group was all together and ready to go. Despite the regular season full of challenges, the team made it to the playoffs with Curry intact and determined.

The Grizzlies held on their own with Morant injured, almost pushing for a Game 7.

Looking at reactions online, there was no one way for a fan to express their excitement. GSW fans were clearly over the moon, proud of the team for keeping up with the Grizzlies. Dillon Brooks was mentioned quite a few times, gaining attention as he finished with team-leading 30 points.

Desmond Bane followed, scoring 25 points.

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The game was close throughout, a fact that fans acknowledged. Looking at last year’s play-in loss, the Warriors and Grizzlies might be looking at a rivalry in the west. While the Warriors struggled with their turnovers, their rebounds and offense made up for it in the second half. Even though Curry did not have the best shooting night (10-of-27 FG), Andrew Wiggins and Thompson picked up when needed.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 14: Draymond Green #23 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors look on against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on November 14, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Who will the Warriors face in the Conference Finals?

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As of now, the Warriors will have to wait and watch. The Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks have reached Game 7 and will battle it out one last time for the conference finals spot. The Dubs will have to face Luka Doncic and the Mavs on one end, or Devin Booker and the Suns on the other.

Though there are pros and cons to both, the Suns have been a formidable force this season.

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Who do you think the Warriors will face? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Devika

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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