The fourth game between the Warriors and the Grizzlies is an uphill battle. The Warriors' head coach cannot be present to trigger an NBA health protocol. Grizzlies scorer Morant missed the game with a knee injury. Special was absent, but the Warriors did not have an advantage. Until the last 46 seconds of the game, the Grizzlies were still in the lead, and the Warriors could finally win the Grizzlies with a three-pointer because of Curry's score at the last minute.
This game is destined to be impressive about the competition for match point. The Grizzlies lack Morant, but the overall reason is better. The Grizzlies and the Warriors failed to make any outside shots. Fortunately, the Grizzlies still have an inside attack, but the Warriors have never been able to break through the Grizzlies' inside defense.
Grizzlies upgrade defense
Without Morant, the Grizzlies performed better on the defensive end, especially against Curry. The defense was much tighter than before, but Poole and Klay were relatively relaxed. When Curry is attacking with the ball, the Grizzlies will do everything to block Curry's 3-pointer, force Curry into the paint, suppress his shot, and force Curry to pass the ball. Although this will allow the other Warriors players to make three-pointers, it is a pity that they did not grasp it.
I have to say that Morant is the most obvious weakness of the Grizzlies' defense. He is thin, but he also made many mistakes in the choice of help defense awareness, resulting in several good scoring opportunities for the Warriors in the first two games. The significance for the Grizzlies is more on the offensive end, and he is the Grizzlies' most consistent scoring point.
Warriors' tough offense
Poole and Curry's breakthrough with the ball in the last game and Wiggins and Kuminga's air cut worked well. The most direct reason is that the Grizzlies have only one Jaren inside, and the Warriors only need to pass a simple pick-and-roll strategy. Move Jaren away from the rim to make the Warriors' interior offense smoother. But in Game 4, Morant was sidelined, and Adams came in as a fill-in, boosting the Grizzlies' defense. When the Warriors move Jaren away from the basket according to the previous tactics, they will find that there is still an Adams standing in front of you in the restricted area. If Adams is moved out of the local area, Jaren's help defense is just as challenging to breakthrough. In addition, the physical quality of the Warriors players is relatively weak compared to the Grizzlies, and they do not have an advantage in the interior confrontation, which is why the Warriors' offense is complicated.
The Warriors were able to overtake the Grizzlies in the fourth quarter because they adjusted their tactics and Curry's ability and strong desire to win. In an opportunity to attack the basket with the ball, Curry, with his excellent personal ability, scored offensively and fouled Adams off the court, which opened a gap in the Grizzlies' defense, allowing the Warriors to continue to use G3. Tactics to defeat the Grizzlies.
A superstar can score by himself and bravely stand up and lead the team to victory when the team needs it. Curry is worthy of being the leading star of the Warriors.
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