Stephen Curry scored 30 points and Klay Thompson added 21 and grabbed nine rebounds as the Golden State Warriors shredded the Memphis Grizzlies 142-112 on Saturday for a 2-1 lead in the semifinals. the Western Conference.

Ja Morant hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer sounded to end the first half to pull the Grizzlies within 64-57. The star scored 17 of his 34 points in the first half, after shining with 47 points in the second game.

But Morant couldn’t do it all for Memphis alone, and had to leave the game after scraping his right knee. He limped off with 6:19 to play before heading to the locker room.

Still bothered by Dillon Brooks’ heavy foul in Game 2, which sidelined Gary Payton II, Draymond Green and the Warriors nonetheless kept their cool from the start.

Methodically they were widening the difference.

Instead, Memphis forward Kyle Anderson was ejected with 6:19 remaining for arguing an offensive foul.

Brooks was suspended for his flagrant second-degree foul in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game, when he hit the head of Payton, who was walking toward the basket, fell ill and broke his left elbow.

He will be out of action indefinitely, after also suffering damage to a ligament and a muscle.


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