Grizzlies 98, Warriors 94Player of the game: O.J. Mayo came off the bench to score 19 points to lead the Grizzlies to a victory. It was the Grizzlies fourth win of the season over Golden State, sweeping the series.For the Warriors, it was their sixth consecutive loss, which is a season-high losing streak on the season.Key stretch: The Warriors led 86-74 with nine-plus minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but the Grizzlies ripped off 13 consecutive points to take the lead. Mayo had six points during the run.Conley returns: Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley missed Monday nights game with a sprained right ankle, but the Warriors werent so lucky Tuesday. Conley returned to the starting lineup against Golden State and was ridiculously efficient.Lee again: The Warriors led 24-20 after one period, and Lee was the player who most helped them get there. Lee had 10 points and four rebounds in the first quarter, and the Warriors seemed to make a conscientious effort to get him the ball as much as possible.That continued in the second quarter after Lee had gotten a little rest. Lee finished the first half with 14 points on 6-for-12 shooting and six rebounds.Lee finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds and four assists.Bench contributes: The Warriors substitutes also contributed in the first half and were a big reason Golden State had the lead for much of it. The Warriors went into halftime tied 50-50 with the Grizzlies and their bench had 27 of those points.Brandon Rush and Nate Robinson had eight points each, and Richard Jefferson had seven points.No Gladness: Warriors center Mickell Gladness missed his second consecutive game because he was attending to family matters. Gladness was originally signed to a 10-day contract by the Warriors, and then was eventually signed for the rest of the regular season.
Kevin Durant's status for Monday's game in Philadelphia remains up in the air.
The Warriors forward, who missed his first game of the season on Saturday, is listed as questionable for the team's game against the 76ers.
Prior to the game against the Nets, head coach Steve Kerr told the media that Durant's left hand was "still a little swollen" and called the injury a "day-to-day" thing.
Without Durant, the Warriors still managed to cruise to a 112-95 win over Brooklyn.
Durant injured his left pinky in the opening minutes against the Clippers on Thursday. He remained in the game, but late in the first quarter, he retreated to the locker room with a member of the training staff.
He returned to the game after X-rays came back negative. He played 34 minutes and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.
It appears Andrew Bogut is set to see what the view is like from the other side of the NBA's top rivalry.
Traded by Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, the former Warriors center will receive a contract buyout from the 76ers and then join the Cleveland Cavaliers for the stretch run, according to ESPN.
On Saturday, the Cavs, Spurs and Rockets were all reported to have interest in Bogut if he was made available following a buyout.
Injuries have derailed Bogut's season. He appeared in just 26 games with the Mavericks this season and averaged 3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1 block per contest.
Bogut was part of the two Warriors teams that faced the Cavs in the last two NBA Finals matchups.
Bogut's tenure with the Warriors came to an end on July 7, 2016 when he was traded to Dallas in order for Golden State to clear salary cap space to sign Kevin Durant.
Two Mavs sources say they expect Andrew Bogut will choose to join the Cavaliers once he receives a buyout from the 76ers.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 26, 2017
As for Cavs/Rockets/Spurs target Andrew Bogut: ESPN sources say that the Sixers remain engaged in buyout talks with the Australian center.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 25, 2017