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NBA Fans Stunned After Memphis Grizzlies Dominate Golden State In Game 5: "Warriors Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves"

NBA Fans Stunned After Memphis Grizzlies Dominate Golden State In Game 5: "Warriors Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves"

The Memphis Grizzlies just walked off their home court while facing elimination from the playoffs with one of the most dominant wins in recent playoff history. While the fourth-quarter bench play saw the Warriors outscore the Grizzlies by double digits, they still fell to a 39-point loss. The final score was 95-134, with the Warriors trailing by 52 when the third quarter ended.

This is one of the most embarrassing Golden State performances in the playoffs and has cast severe doubts on their ability to make a deep run in the post-season. While they are still expected to beat the Grizzlies once in their next two games, this loss can serve as a momentum-ending blow.

Fans on Twitter were shocked by the performance that this Grizzlies team put in without Ja Morant available and ripped into the Warriors for playing the way they did in a possible close-out game.

Nothing went right for the Warriors on the night. Despite Klay Thompson showing flashes of strong shooting, the Grizzlies' defense suffocated the Warriors as much as they could. Steph Curry couldn't score, nor create for others. Jordan Poole was not a factor offensively, and the same can be said for Draymond Green.

The Grizzlies have always defended better without Ja Morant, but this game was incredible from their perspective. They punished the Warriors on both sides of the floor, making the most of easy scoring opportunities and restricting any easy buckets for the Warriors. It was a complete team effort from the Grizzlies, with players like Desmond Bane, Jaren Jackson Jr., Tyus Jones, and others all stepping up in Ja's absence.

This Grizzlies team is streaky, so we can't say whether they can pull off a 3-1 comeback in this series. What we can say is that this gritty Grizzlies team will do whatever they can to make that a reality and Game 5 was a terrific starting point.