MEMPHIS, Tenn. (KRON) — Golden State Warriors’ win streak was snapped Tuesday night in Memphis against the team with the best home record in the league.
Warriors had to face the Grizzlies without star player Andrew Bogut who was sitting out his fourth straight game with an injured knee.
This was the first loss in more than a month and it came at the end of a three game road trip. The loss also snaps their 10-game winning streak on the road.
Marc Gasol scored 24 points to lead Memphis to a 105-98 victory. Golden State star Stephen Curry missed back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 10 seconds. He had 19 points on 9-of-25 shooting, including a 1-for-10 night from beyond the arc.
Meanwhile, Klay Thompson scored 22 points for the Warriors, and Marreese Speights had 18. Harrison Barnes scored 11 points while playing with a mask to protect a broken bone in his face.
The Warriors trailed by as many as 14 and got within two twice in the fourth quarter, the last at 90-88 on an alley-oop dunk for Livingston with 5:09 to go. Memphis responded with a 7-0 run capped by two foul shots for Courtney Lee after Golden State coach Steve Kerr and Warriors guard Andre Iguodala each picked up a technical foul.
The Warriors return home to play Oklahoma City on Thursday night at Oracle.
The team now describes his right knee tendinitis as bone edema and chondromalacia. The Warriors updated Bogut’s condition shortly before Tuesday night’s game in Memphis.
The 7-foot Bogut had his knee drained and sat out back-to-back games last weekend. He left a win at Minnesota with the injury early in the first quarter Dec. 8.
Edema causes bone marrow to swell and absorb fluid and can be very painful.
Bogut is averaging 7.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 20 games for the Warriors (21-2).
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