Memphis ends Golden State's 16-game winning streak

The Golden State Warriors 16-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Dubs were playing without big men David Lee and Andrew Bogut against a big Memphis team-- Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph took advantage of this.

The two teams with the best records in the NBA – Golden State Warriors 21-3 and Memphis Grizzlies 20-4 – played hard but the Dubs weren't able to keep up.

They lead in the first quarter but Vince Carter and the Grizzlies bench led Memphis on a 20-0 run in the second quarter. It was a catch up game for the Warriors in the 2nd half but the Grizzlies never gave up the lead.

For a team known for their shooting, Golden State struggled on Tuesday night. Klay Thompson scored 22 points, and Stephen Curry added 19 points. It was a rough night for the Warriors. Draymond Green, who’s been referred to as the third Splash Brother, scored a mere four points on 2-for-11 shooting. Curry and Green combined were 1-for-14 from the 3-point range.

Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 24 points; Mike Conley and Zach Randolph had 17 points each.

The Dubs received two straight fourth-quarter technical fouls – Andre Iguodala was T’d up for mocking Memphis guard Mike Conley with a dance re-enactment of him traveling while scoring a layup. Warriors coach Steve Kerr also received a technical after the play. Courtney Lee hit the two technical shots and gave the Grizzlies a nine-point lead with a little over three-minutes left in the game.

Curry scored a layup with 38.3 seconds left, cutting the Grizzlies lead 99-96. The Warriors put up a good fight but it wasn’t enough.

This is the Warriors first loss since Nov 11. The Dubs still hold the best record in the NBA at 21-3. They play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night at 7:30 at Oracle Arena.

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