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Warriors staying a step ahead in Game 1

As usual, Golden State is proving tough to keep up with at home. The Grizzlies trail in Game 1 (live on ABC & ESPN3).

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Ezeli has room to grow on making quick outlet passes and general defensive awareness, but he's progressing into a nice player

Foul trouble for Warriors

Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green each have four fouls late in the third. This might be the only thing that can get Memphis back into the game.

Warriors pulling away from Memphis

Steph Curry's 16 points leads four Warriors in double-digits and Golden State has a 15-point advantage with just over five minutes left in the third. Watch live


Blatt: I'm concerned about layoff

By sweeping the Celtics, the Cavs have eight days off before Game 1 against the Bulls on Monday. Cavaliers coach David Blatt said: "it's a concern, and I'd be lying if I said it wasn't because that's a long time, and our opponent obviously played games during that time."

Beal's 28 points sparks Game 1 win

Wizards G Bradley Beal erupted for a game-high 28 in his team's 104-98 win over the Hawks. Beal suffered an ankle sprain in the fourth quarter.


Grizzlies need to feed Z-Bo

Memphis' most useful offense in the first half was getting the ball to Zach Randolph. He finished the half with 16 points (7-for-9), and the team shot 12-for-14 on possessions where he got the first touch.

Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Still seems like best-case scenario for potential Conley return would be Game3 Saturday when series shifts to Memphis, given all factors.

Grizzlies missing Mike Conley

Memphis' PG play in the first half has been underwhelming. Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes have combined for just 5 points and 3 assists on 2-for-6 shooting. Conley is not playing due to injury (facial fractures).

Half: Warriors 61, Grizzlies 52

Golden State has been mythodical on offense (61.5% shooting) in the first half, with the big difference being made 3-pointers. The Warriors have 8 compared to the Grizz's 2. Follow live

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Green giving Warriors offensive boost

Draymond Green always brings it on the defensive side, but when he's clicking on offense, Golden State is scary. He's got 11 points (3-for-5 from 3) in the first half. Watch live


Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM

Beal says his ankle is "just a sprain" and will treat it and see how it goes. Wall says he will be alright + play Tues despite wrapped wrist

Warriors using balanced scoring

All 10 Golden State players to appear today have scored, with Draymond Green (11 points) ahead of the pack. The Warriors lead the Grizzlies 53-40 with 3:44 left in the second quarter. Watch live

Warriors pulling ahead of Grizzilies

Halfway into the second quarter, Golden State has opened up a big double-digit lead. Draymond Green leads the Warriors with 11. Watch live