Explain: How Closer Steph, Game 6 Klay, Captain Dray, Wiggs and Looney ended the Grizzlies series
End to an exhausting series
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The Warriors closed out a tough Memphis Grizzlies team in Game 6 on 2022.05.13.MEM-GSW. Substitute coach Mike Brown went with the veteran core to start and end the game: Game 6 Klay Thompson kept them in the game long enough for Closer Steph Curry to take them home. Andrew Wiggins came up with big plays while Draymond Green and Kevon Looney were defensive giants, who also stayed composed and did the dirty work on offense. With Jaren Jackson Jr, Desmond Bane, Tyus Jones, Dillon Brooks, and Steven Adams as Aquaman.
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I love when you highlight a play where someone just outraces the other team to create a transition advantage (Dray this time). That, "Here's where it started → here's how it's going" energy is one of those things that is often hard to spot in real-time. Also, really good callout on the lack of a scram switch before the P&R and the impact that had on rebounding the miss—it's these "what didn't happen" versions of the same play that are really enlightening.
The TV analysts have nothing on this level.
I hope that Klay trying to live up to game 6 Klay just builds on itself in a positive way. Because I really love game 6 Klay. And I feel the world really needs another dose of post championship China Klay right now too.