The Memphis Grizzlies have their backs against a wall as they return home to host the Golden State Warriors for Game 5.
The Grizzlies lost a heartbreaker in Game 4, letting a fourth-quarter lead slip away as the Warriors took a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. Memphis fought hard without superstar guard Ja Morant, who missed the contest due to a knee injury suffered in Game 3.
In Morant’s absence, the Grizzlies’ supporting cast stepped up as they had all season, with five different players scoring in double figures. Reserve guard Tyus Jones took on the biggest role change, going for 19 points, six rebounds and five assists as the team’s interim starting point guard for Morant.
If Morant were to miss Game 5, expect Jones to remain in the starting lineup.
The scariest part for Memphis was that the Warriors were able to pull off a win despite extremely inefficient shooting nights from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Curry shot 10-for-25 from the field and 4-for-14 from 3 while Thompson went 6-for-20 from the field and 0-for-7 from 3. Even reserve guard Jordan Poole had an off-night, going 4-for-12 from the field and 0-for-3 from 3.
Even with those struggles, Curry was able to close out the Grizzlies down the stretch by attacking the basket and getting to the free throw line, going a perfect 8-for-8 in the final 45 seconds of the game.
we don’t usually include free throws in highlight mixes
but Steph was 8-8 from the line in the final 45 seconds 👏 pic.twitter.com/1E35AnfxfZ
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 10, 2022
Now, the Warriors find themselves one win away from returning to the Western Conference Finals after a two-year hiatus.
What channel is Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 5 on?
- Date: Wednesday, May 11
- TV channel: TNT
- Live streaming: Sling TV | Watch TNT
In the United States, Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 5 will air on TNT.
The game can be streamed on Watch TNT or Sling TV.
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What time does Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 5 start?
- Date: Wednesday, May 11
- Time: 9:30 p.m. ET | 6:30 p.m. PT
Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 5 is set to tip off shortly after 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 11. The game will be played at the FedEx Forum in Memphis.
Warriors vs. Grizzlies series schedule
Here is the full schedule for the second-round series between the Warriors and Grizzlies:
|Date||Game||Time (ET)||TV channel (U.S.)|
|May 1||Game 1: Warriors 117, Grizzlies 116|
|May 3||Game 2: Grizzlies 106, Warriors 101|
|May 7||Game 3: Warriors 142, Grizzlies 112|
|May 9||Game 4: Warriors 101, Grizzlies 98|
|May 11||Game 5||9:30 p.m.||TNT|
|May 13||Game 6*||TBD||ESPN|
|May 16||Game 7*||TBD||TNT|