Warriors put in near-historic offensive display against Grizzlies as Bucks edge Celtics

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(CNN)Before Saturday night, the Golden State Warriors' usual violative fluidity had looked somewhat retired of sorts.

But that each changed astatine Chase Center against the Memphis Grizzlies arsenic they enactment successful a near-historic postseason violative show successful a convincing 142-112 triumph successful Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Golden State's 3 dynamic guards -- Steph Curry, Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson -- combined for 78 points arsenic the Warriors discourtesy lit up the Grizzlies defense.

    Curry scored 30, Thompson scored 21 portion Poole -- enjoying a breakout play -- added 27 points disconnected of the bench.

      In their 142-point performance, the Warriors changeable 63.1% from the tract -- the second-best successful NBA postseason history.

      "When we spot each different and we conscionable deed the unfastened man, we've got truthful overmuch large shooting that we're susceptible of nights similar this," Thompson told the media.

      The triumph means the Warriors instrumentality a 2-1 pb successful their best-of-seven playoff series.

        Poole dunks the shot  against the Memphis Grizzlies.

        'Broke the code'

        For the Grizzlies, Ja Morant finished arsenic the apical scorer with 34 points, and that's contempt missing the last six minutes of the crippled aft leaving with an evident genu injury.

        Morant -- coming disconnected a blistering 47-point show successful Game 2 -- exited the crippled aft appearing to tweak his close genu erstwhile Poole twisted it arsenic helium reached for a escaped ball.

        With 6:19 near to play successful the 4th quarter, Morant could beryllium seen limping to the locker room. Memphis manager Taylor Jenkins said helium was undergoing further tests to measure the injury.

        After the game, Morant tweeted a clip of the incidental with the caption: "Broke the code." The tweet was aboriginal deleted.

        Morant's tweeted appeared to beryllium a notation to Warriors caput manager Steve Kerr saying Memphis defender Dillon Brooks "broke the code" during Game 2 erstwhile helium deed Gary Payton II successful the caput from down arsenic Payton II was going up for a lay-up conscionable nether 3 minutes into the game. The Warriors defender suffered a fractured elbow aft the incident.

        Brooks was past ejected aft being assessed a flagrant foul-2 -- described successful the NBA rulebook for interaction deemed to beryllium "unnecessary and excessive" -- connected Payton II and was suspended for Game 3.

        Jenkins said Poole had "grabbed his genu and yanked it," but Poole denied helium had intentionally wounded his opponent.

        "I deed the shot and I was going for the ball. Obviously, you don't privation to spot anybody get hurt. I'm not adjacent that benignant of player. I respect everybody," helium said.

        "Hopefully helium gets better, and we tin spot him retired determination adjacent game. I don't adjacent play similar that for real. That's not my benignant (of) game."

        Down to the wire

        The Milwaukee Bucks narrowly bushed the Boston Celtics 103-101 successful Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, mostly successful portion to a ascendant show from Giannis Antetokounmpo.

        Bouncing backmost from an atypical mediocre show successful Game 2 successful Boston, Antetokounmpo scored 42 points, including making the go-ahead handbasket with 44.3 seconds near successful the 4th quarter.

        The Celtics had mounted a spirited comeback to acceptable up a thrilling finale, but two-time MVP wrestled power backmost for the defending NBA champions.

        But it was a nervy ending for the Bucks, arsenic Celtics guardant Al Horford's tip-in close astatine the buzzer was ruled to person conscionable travel aft the timepiece deed zero, meaning the Bucks person a 2-1 pb successful their best-of-seven series.

        Antetokounmpo is defended by Horford during the 2nd  fractional  of Game 3.

        "There's going to beryllium struggles, but astatine the extremity of the day, if you support with it and you enactment with it and you enactment connected course, you're going to succeed," Antetokounmpo said. "If you don't enactment connected course, you're not going to succeed. It's arsenic elemental arsenic that."

          Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 27 points and 12 rebounds portion Horford added 22 points and 15 rebounds.

          The teams volition look disconnected for Game 4 successful Milwaukee connected Monday night.

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