NBA: Warriors edge Grizzlies, seize 1-0 playoffs series lead

Jordan Poole #3 of the Golden State Warriors goes to the basket against De'Anthony Melton #0 of the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 01, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Justin Ford/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Justin Ford / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)
Jordan Poole of the Golden State Warriors goes to the basket against De’Anthony Melton of the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 01, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee.  (Getty Images via AFP)

WASHINGTON – Reserve guard Jordan Poole had 31 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to power the Golden State Warriors over the Memphis Grizzlies, 117-116 in an NBA playoff series opener Sunday despite the ejection of Draymond Green.
Klay Thompson sank the decisive 3-pointer with 36.6 seconds remaining and the Warriors denied Grizzlies playmaker Ja Morant twice in the final seconds.
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“Big win for us to start the series, get home court advantage,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “And get greedy in the second game.”
The Western Conference second round best-of-seven matchup will continue Tuesday at Memphis.

of the Golden State Warriors reacts during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 01, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Justin Ford/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Justin Ford / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors reacts during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 01, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee.  (Getty Images via AFP)

Curry added 24 points for Golden State while Andrew Wiggins had 17 and Thompson 15.

Morant had 34 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds and Jaren Jackson had 33 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis.

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