The Grizzlies are known for their defense but the absence of Marc Gasol is proving to be key for the squad. The Warriors, on the other hand, had all their elite shooters on the floor so it’s no surprise that Golden State ended up coming out on top with a 108-82 score.
The Warriors had an accurate night from all areas of the field, shooting 50 percent from the field, 44 percent from beyond the arc and over 80 percent from the free throw line. The offense was headlined by sharpshooter Klay Thompson who ended with 30 points and was well-seconded by Stephen Curry (22 pts, 15 assists) and David Lee (23 pts and 11 rebounds).
The Warriors seem to be a very dangerous team this season on both ends of the court. Last year they proved that they can score with the best in the league and they have added defense with the arrival of Andre Iguodala — who is currently injured — and a healthy Andrew Bogut. The maduration process of both Thompson and Harrison Barnes and the leadership of Stephen Curry rounds up a very solid rotation that will compete come playoff time.
Today they defeated the Grizzlies and they have shown they are able to matchup with the best teams in the league. If they can keep this up throughout the regular season, there’s little doubt that the Warriors will be a tough team down the stretch.