Steve Kerr's Last Stand? Grizzlies Oust Warriors In OT
Any doubt that the Golden State Warriors late-2010s dynasty has ended was erased as the Dubs were eliminated from the NBA's Play-In Tournament with a 117-112 home overtime loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies advance to face the Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs. With the Warriors out of the way the Vegas books may actually favor the Jazz. Stephen Curry scored 39 points, but did not get much help from his supporting cast. Memphis's Ja Morant announced himself to the global stage with 35 points, six rebounds, six assists, four steals and a dagger shot to seal the game in overtime. With a now-aging cast of Draymond Green, a still-rehabbing Klay Thompson and Curry, this could prove to be the jumping off point for coach Steve Kerr - who can now chime in full-time on topics such as comparing genocidal Chinese dictatorship to Americans killing themselves with rifles and contemplating a run at the U.S. presidency. He would have some blue states in the bag.