NBA playoffs 2022 live updates: Celtics, Warriors win Game 4 - The Athletic

2022-05-11 08:49:25 By : Ms. Lisa Lee

The second-seeded Celtics and Grizzlies have each fallen behind 2-1 in their second-round series, and losses tonight will put their backs even further against the wall.

Can the Bucks and Warriors hold serve at home in Game 4? Follow all the action here with The Athletic NBA staff, with news, predictions, analysis and more before, during and after today's games.

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Draymond Green with the tip block of a Jaren Jackson 3 for the night's most important stop. Six Steph Curry free throws in the final minute sealed it. Thought Andrew Wiggins' defense in the fourth was huge. An ugly win, but a win. Warriors head to Memphis up 3-1.

Points by quarter for the Warriors

Curry started the game wearing a pair of his signature Curry Brand shoes dedicated to the SagerStrong Foundation.

But after starting 6 of 18 from the field, including 2 of 10 from 3, he changed his shoes for the fourth quarter. He put on the purple edition of his shoes. He has 14 points in the fourth and is 4-for-7 from the field, including 2-for-4 from 3.

I am pretty shocked with this closing lineup the Grizzlies have played tonight. I know Dillon Brooks is one of their most-important perimeter defenders, but his missing just about everything and has made some out-there decisions, including the recent step-back 3, which preceded trying to take a charge on Stephen Curry when he didn't have close to the positioning to do it. Warriors now lead 96-93 with 25.9 seconds remaining.

Huge swing challenge there goes against the Warriors. Draymond Green fifth foul stands. If overturned, would've been Jaren Jackson's fifth. Two Grizzlies free throws.

Jordan Poole gets the bucket to make it a one-point game with four minutes to go, but props to Andrew Wiggins for his defense on the play that led to the break. He stuck with Desmond Bane, who was moving quickly off a ball screen, then contested the shot and swatted a little Bane hook. Wiggins can be so quality when he locks in like that.

The Warriors enter the fourth quarter with 62 points. They only need another 80 points in the final 12 minutes to match their Game 3 total.

Down seven to a Memphis team without Ja Morant.

Steph Curry is now 6-of-27 from 3 the last 11 quarters of this series. Plenty of clean looks/misses tonight.

Otto Porter Jr. starting in Jonathan Kuminga's place for a second straight second half. Opens it with a corner 3.

Warriors point guard Steph Curry becomes the 1st player in NBA Postseason history to make 500 three-pointers.

Steph Curry becomes the first player in NBA History with 500 career three-pointers made in the Playoffs! #NBA75

There is no way the Warriors are shooting 2-for-20 from deep in the second half, as they did in the first, but let's give some quick halftime props for Jaren Jackson Jr., who was an absolute menace in the first half contesting shots all over the court.

The Grizzlies are a different kind of defense with Jackson at the four, when he can roam all over the place and when he fouls less, which keeps him on the floor.

Heavy limp for Ja Morant going to the locker room at halftime. Only one off day between each remaining game in this series.

Heavy limp for Ja Morant going to the locker room at halftime. Only one off day between each remaining game in this series. Grizzlies remaining vague on his diagnosis.

The Warriors scored 38, 37 and 41 points in the second, third and fourth quarters the other night. Went for 38 total in the first half tonight -- 11 turnovers, 2 of 20 from 3.

Chase Center erupts as Otto Porter Jr. — finally — makes the Warriors' first three of the game. They are now 1-for-16.

Otto Porter Jr. drains the 3 and cuts the lead to 4.#NBAPlayoffs presented by Google Pixel on TNT

Let's show love to Steph Curry, who is showing love to the late, great Craig Sager.

.@StephenCurry30 is wearing one-of-a-kind shoes tonight in honor of Craig Sager. He’ll auction them off after the game to benefit the SagerStrong Foundation 🙏

That's 15 straight missed 3s to open this game for the Warriors. More than halfway to that Houston 27 straight missed mark.

The Warriors had 14 turnovers in the first half of Game 3. They blew the Grizzlies out in the second half when they cut them out, totaling just three in the second half.

In Game 4, the Warriors have 10 turnovers with 8:23 remaining.

The Warriors and Grizzlies are a combined 2 of 25 from 3 in the first 16 minutes. Memphis has both makes.

Warriors missed all 10 of their first quarter 3s and turned it over seven times.

Steph Curry 0 of 4 from deep, Klay Thompson 0 of 4. Curry is 10 of 35 from 3 in this series.

Slow starts have been the Warriors' thing in this series. In the first six minutes of the four games:

The Warriors' two best plus/minus players in this series have been Otto Porter (+49) and Jordan Poole (+45). Nobody else better than +13 entering the night.

Neither Porter/Poole are starting and the Warriors are down 13-8. Poole about to enter after the timeout.