The Golden State Warriors sealed a 101-86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals clash on Sunday.
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Stephen Curry led the charge for the No.1 seed in the West with 22 points and seven assists, as he put on another clinic with his handles, assist-making ability and shooting from beyond the arc.
The Warriors were never in danger of giving this game up as they moved to 42-2 at home this season, and the Oracle Arena crowd were certainly vocal as their team continue to march towards a championship.
In contrast, it was a struggle for the Grizzlies to keep up the pace at times, but they will look to start afresh in Game 2 and steal a road win which would change the entire complexion of this series.
Point guard Mike Conley remained sidelined after surgery to repair broken bones in his face, but the hope is that he will be able to feature in the next game as his teammates desperately need his presence on both ends of the court.
However, Sunday belonged to Curry and the Warriors as they picked up from where they left off in the last round and they are now just three wins away from advancing to the Western Conference finals.