The Memphis Grizzlies didn’t just beat the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night; they embarrassed them.
Memphis dominated throughout the game and demolished the competition, winning Game 5 with a jaw-dropping 134-95 blowout.
It’s rare to see the Grizzlies beat a team like this and it’s rare to see the Warriors lose like this.
All in all, it was a crazy game that closed the gap a bit and put the series at 3-2 in the Warriors’ favor right before they head back to the Bay Area.
The Grizzlies were laying it on thick all evening – and making history.
— NBA (@NBA) May 12, 2022
The Grizzlies set a franchise record on Wednesday, setting a playoff-record with 77 points in just one half.
Think about that: 77 points in just one half of the game.
And this wasn’t against just any team they were scoring 77 on – this was one of the best teams in the league.
Has this series come back to life?
Many people assumed that this series was over.
Not only did the Warriors have a 3-1 lead going into Wednesday’s game, but they were also going to be facing off against a Grizzlies team that was lacking its biggest star, Ja Morant.
Morant is out for the rest of the playoffs because of a knee injury, which severely lessens their chances of making it past this round.
However, the lack of Morant didn’t seem to bother the Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Throughout the season, Memphis had a 20-5 record without Morant, meaning that they can do quite well even when he’s not playing.
However, they didn’t expect a blowout like this.
Memphis fans should be warned: the Warriors will surely wake up before Game 6.
This next game is going to be much, much more competitive.
But don’t be shocked if the Grizzlies, with the wind in their sails, pull out another victory.