The Cavaliers wins 111-89 Grizzlies. Love has 20 points and 10 rebounds, James scores 20 points. Coach Blatt:
We came to play. We were focused on having a defensive presence in the first quarter, and I thought we had that right from the get go
Everyone really stepped up in the third quarter. So it was really, really good basketball.
We obviously know how great they are defensively, especially in this building. For us to move the ball and share the ball like we did in the facet that we did was very impressive.
The Grizzlies win 100-86. Udrih scores 20 points, Randolph scores a double-double (16 points and 11 rebounds), Gasol scores 15 points and 11 rebounds and Green scores 16 points. Aldridge scores 32 points, Batum scores 15 points and Lillard scores 14 points for the TrailBlazers. Memphis leads First Round West Series 1-0. Coach Stotts on Udrih’s perfomance:
He did a little bit of everything. Shots like that I’ve got to take. I knocked down and then two more times I came out of the screen and knocked them down again. I was just being aggressive.
I was wide open. Shots like that I’ve got to take. I knocked down and then two more times I came out of the screen and knocked them down again. I was just being aggressive.
Aldrigde on TrailBlazers loss:
I think a good wakeup call for us. But definitely tonight they manhandled us.
The Grizzlies win 97-82. Conley scores 17 points, Gasol scores 15 points and Randolph gets a double-double (ten points and ten rebounds). Aldridge scores a double-double (24 points and 14 rebounds) and Lillard scores 18 points for the TrailBlazers. Memphis leads West First Round Series 2-0. Lillard on TrailBlazers loss:
We got to try to do something there.
If they are going to keep giving us that, we’re going to keep taking them.
Coach Stotts on Memphis Game 2:
They’re good shooters. They don’t look for them a lot. We can’t leave them open either.
The Grizzlies win 115-109. Gasol scores 25 points, seven rebounds, Lee scores 20 points and Randolph scores 16 points. Batum scores 27 points, Aldridge scores 21 points and McCollum scores 26 points for the TrailBlazers. Memphis leads West First Round Series 3-0.
Gasol on Udrich , Conley absences:
Without Mike, without Beno, I know how competitive we are. I’m sure guys will be ready.
Coach Stotts on Game 3 loss:
We had the momentum, we hit some shots, the crowd was behind us, and I thought it was going to be one of those games where we find a way to pull it out.
Aldridge on Grizzlies:
I’ve got to give credit to Memphis, they definitely forced us into some tough shots. I was watching film from the first half: Every time I took a shot they had a guy right there, and sometimes three guys. They have some defensive goals and it’s tough.
The Grizzlies win 99-93. Gasol scores a double-double ( 26 points and 14 rebounds), Lee scores 20 points, Randolph scores 16 points. McCollum socres 33 points, Lillard scores 22 points and Aldridge scores 14 points for the TrailBlazers. Memphis wins West First Round Series 4-1.
Gasol on win Game 5:
It feels great. It feels great to have a little time off to do some things around the house. I’m going to have a little time to be with my little girl. It’s actually great to be home.
We wanted to go get the job done now, get some days of rest to get ready for the next tough series. Carter said. This is just a warmup for the next one, and the next one and the next one.
Coach Stotts on TrailBlazers loss:
The season was going to be a very special season. Unfortunately some things didn’t turn out the way we wanted to.
The Grizzlies wins 97-83 over the Kings. Randolph scores 15 points, Conley scores 18 points. Gay scores 24 points for the Kings. Gasol:
When you move the ball like that, it gives everybody a chance to get a feel.
We played Memphis Grizzlies basketball, which is defense.
Every time it looked like we had an opportunity, we’d bite ourselves in the butt with a bad pass or a bad decision.
The Warriors win 101-86. Curry scores 22 points and seven assists, Thompson scores 18 points and Green scores 16 points. Gasol scores 21 points and nine rebounds, and Randolph scores 20 points and nine rebounds for the Grizzlies. Golden State leads West Semifinals 1-0.
Curry on Warriors wins:
I think now we’ve got the cobwebs out of our offensive game. We should be able to build some momentum.
You just can’t keep giving those guys shots at you. and I thought that’s what happened.
Allen on Golden State fans boos:
I just heard the first horn and I went out there. I thought they knew to run off the court. That’s the least of my worries.
The Grizzlies win 97-90. Randolph scores 20 points, Conley scores 22 points and Gasol scores 15 points. Curry scores 19 points, six assists and five rebounds, Thompson scores 13 points for the Warriors. The West Semifinals are tied 1-1.
Curry on Game 2 loss:
We’re not going to overreact to one bad shooting night.
Coach Joerger on Conley:
Tremendous heart. He gave us an extra element.
Gasol on Conley:
He said he got great looks out of one eye, so I’m very happy for him.
Coach Kerr on Game 2 loss:
I thought we lost our poise tonight. We were in such a rush.
The Grizzlies win 99-89. Randolph scores 22 points, Gasol scores 21 points and 15 rebounds and Conley scores 11 points. Curry scores 23 points, Thompson scores 20 points for the Warriors. Memphis leads West Semifinals 2-1. Coach Joerger on Game 3 victory:
This was a huge win for our franchise, a huge win for our team. The crowd was fantastic.
Curry on Game 3 loss:
I have to play better for us to win games, especially on the road. I hold myself to a high standard. I haven’t reached it yet. So looking forward to the challenge of getting that level in Game 4, setting the tone and (it) could be a different outcome.
Coach Kerr on Warriors:
They’re learning. It’s part of the process. You see teams go through this all the time in the playoffs. It’s the only way to figure it out, to go through the pain of losing a game like tonight.
The Warriors win 101-84. Curry scores 33 points, Green scores 16 points and ten rebounds, Thompson scores 15 points. Gasol scores 19 points and ten rebounds, Randolph scores 12 points and 11 rebounds and Conley scores 10 points for the Grizzlies. The West Semifinal Series is tied 2-2. Coach Kerr on Game 4 win:
Tonight we took a step towards understanding that sense of urgency and kind of competitiveness and physicality to the game. It was probably our most competitive effort, definitely of the series, but probably of the playoffs just in terms of understanding you got to play every second.
This series could have been close to over if we hadn’t come out like we were supposed to tonight. You know it’s never over until the end, but being down 3-1 going home is a pretty tough task, so 2-2 right now in a three-game series and we like our chances.
Coach Joerger on Memphis loss:
We lost our composure early in the first half, especially in the first quarter. We needed to keep that closer in the first quarter. We had a chance there. Our offense really struggled tonight, and it put our defense in a bad way.
The Warriors win 98-78. Thompson scores 21 points, Curry scores 18 points. Gasol scores 18 points, 12 rebounds and Randolph scores 13 points and ten rebounds for the Grizzlies. Golden State leads West Semifinals Series 3-2. Green on Grizzlies:
It’s like wine. It gets better with time.
I think I said the first couple games, `Our defense was good enough, but it wasn’t championship defense. I was wrong. This is what it’s going to take.
Coach Joerger on Game 5 loss:
Everybody’s saying we couldn’t score because Tony Allen’s on the floor. We put up 78 without him.