One of the newest, hottest rivalries in the NBA met on Wednesday night as the Golden State Warriors faced off against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The game was full of intense emotion from players and fans, wonderful skills, a surprise ejection, and energy that made it feel like a playoff game.
And, of course, it all came down to the wire.
🚨 JORDAN POOLE FOR THE WIN 🚨 pic.twitter.com/eA1l8PfW6q
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In the final seconds, the game was tied 120-120 with the Warriors having possession of the inbound.
It looked like the Grizzlies defense would make a two-pointer impossible but then Jordan Poole somehow slipped away, grabbed the ball, and succeeded with an easy layup.
He made it all look so easy and secured a Warriors win.
The crowd went crazy because this was a much-needed victory.
The Warriors actually looked like their usual selves for most of the game.
That is, they appeared to play like one of the best teams in the league against an up-and-coming squad that is looking to replace them.
These two teams have had their eyes on each other for a couple of seasons now but that is especially true after the last postseason, when the two duked it out in a heated series.
The Warriors are desperately trying to climb higher in the Western Conference standings while the Grizzlies are attempting to take the top spot away from the Denver Nuggets.
There is a decent chance that these two teams will meet again in the playoffs.
But there is also a chance that the Grizzlies will come out on top this year.
The Grizzlies wanted to get their revenge on the Warriors Wednesday night but Poole and his team didn’t let that happen.NEXT: Jordan Poole Had Hilarious Reaction With Steph Curry After Game-Winner