Steph Curry, Warriors Mocked for 'Embarrassing' Loss vs. Ja Morant-less Grizzlies

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVMay 12, 2022

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - MAY 11: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second quarter in Game Five of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals at FedExForum on May 11, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Golden State Warriors just got whooped

The Memphis Grizzlies obliterated the Dubs on Wednesday night 134-95 in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinals matchup. The Warriors still hold a 3-2 lead in the series. 

But for at least one evening, they were a punching bag, both on the court and on the socials:

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver

Grizzlies dance crew singing “Whoop that trick!” in Stephen Curry’s face during Game 5 timeout <a href="https://t.co/yxeeCBrHvk">pic.twitter.com/yxeeCBrHvk</a>

Dave DuFour @DaveDuFourNBA

This is an incredible ass kicking

Ann Killion @annkillion



The Warriors should be ashamed of themselves

Golden State of Mind @unstoppablebaby

this is one of the worst games I have ever seen

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS

The 'experienced' Warriors are looking like they've never even heard of playoff intensity and focus

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee

In the fourth quarter of Game 5 in this Western Conference semifinal series between the Warrriors and Grizzlies, Jim Jackson and Ian Eagle are discussing oatmeal.

The burns were justified. The Grizzlies were without superstar point guard Ja Morant, who was listed as doubtful for the remainder of the playoffs Tuesday after being diagnosed with a right knee bone bruise.

Everybody was fair game after the loss, including interim coach Mike Brown, who was filling in for Steve Kerr again after the Warriors head coach tested positive for COVID-19. 

Nekias (Nuh-KY-us) Duncan @NekiasNBA

Steve Kerr right now <a href="https://t.co/KEOtyE0Mht">pic.twitter.com/KEOtyE0Mht</a>

Jemele Hill @jemelehill

Warriors definitely been playing with that we got a substitute teacher energy the last two games.

Anthony @OMGItsBirdman

Warriors doing a Kings impersonation to get Mike Brown ready

How often do you see teams trail by 52 points—yes, 52 points—heading into the fourth quarter in a playoff game, or by as many as 55 points in a contest?

Basically never.

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

The Grizzlies led by as many as 55 points tonight, the 2nd-largest lead at any point of a playoff game over the last 25 years.<br><br>The only larger lead came from the 2009 Nuggets, who led by 58. <a href="https://t.co/wMk9eDLQpJ">pic.twitter.com/wMk9eDLQpJ</a>

Nothing went well for the Dubs. Steph Curry had just 14 points in 25 minutes, and his night—along with those of the rest of the team's key players—ended midway through the third quarter. Klay Thompson led the way for Golden State with 19 points, but he was also a game-worst minus-45 on the evening in 25 minutes. 

Tyus Jones, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Desmond Bane scored 21 points apiece to lead the Grizzlies. 

Game 6 returns to San Francisco on Friday evening. The Warriors have two days to lick their wounds because Memphis handed them a historic smackdown in Game 5.