The Golden State Warriors shot 36.8% from the floor on their way to a 50-39 deficit in the first half of Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
In the second quarter, the Warriors scored 17 points and shot just 28.6% while Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 2-for-13 shooting.
Only 2nd time this season (inlcuding playoffs) that Warriors have been held under 40 points in the first half of a game— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 6, 2015
Mike Conley made his first appearance for the Memphis Grizzlies since his injury in Game 3 of the first round against the Portland Trail Blazers and finished the half with a game-high 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting.
So yeah, his presence matters.
The refs' presence also matters in this game.
MVP on the floor. Draymond and Klay. Mike Conley is back. Z-Bo and Gasol. Lotta talent being obscured by referee Scott Foster. #Warriors— Monte Poole (@MontePooleCSN) May 6, 2015
Third foul on Gasol. And Scott Foster's whistle is dominating this game.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) May 6, 2015
All things considered, an 11-point deficit ain't all that bad. Let's hope for a better second half.