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Game 5 Recap: Warriors Grind the Grizzlies in 98-78 Game 5 Win

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Warriors stout defensive effort puts Memphis on the brink of elimination from the 2015 NBA Playoffs

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Stephen Curry became the first player in NBA history to have six steals and six made three-pointers in a playoff game, as the Golden State Warriors delivered a knee wobbling uppercut to the Memphis Grizzlies in game 5 of the Western Conference Semi's.

The MVP finished with 18 points (all on three-pointers) seven rebounds, five assists and six steals. Klay Thompson seems to be back on track after delivering a solid game with 21 points, five assists and four rebounds. As usual, Andrew Bogut was in the middle of just about every scrum down low as he battled his way into another solid state line of six points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Draymond Green had a career playoff high with nine assists and Harrison Barnes carried the Warriors early with 14 points.

David Lee has continued to see increased playing time due to Mo Speights calf injury, and seems to be making the most out of it by posting six points and seven rebounds in just 17 minutes of action. Andre Iguodala also had a big game off the bench with 16 points.

Marc Gasol had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who played without all-league defender Tony Allen. Zack Randolph chipped in with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Warriors will play game 6 in Memphis on Friday night at 6:30 PST and are just one win away from advancing to the 2015 Western Conference Finals.

Check back tomorrow for a more in-depth analysis on the Dubs game 5 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.