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Warriors rally after Green ejected, beat Grizzlies in Game 1

The Golden State Warriors overcame Draymond Green’s first-half ejection to edge the Memphis Grizzlies 117-116 in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals
Credit: AP
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) talk during Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, May 1, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors overcame Draymond Green’s first-half ejection to edge the Memphis Grizzlies 117-116 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. 

Jordan Poole led the Warriors with 31 points off the bench. Stephen Curry added 24 points. 

Memphis had a chance at the game-winner. This time Ja Morant’s last-second layup to win Game 5 in the first round went over the rim.  Morant finished with 34 points and 10 assists. Jaren Jackson Jr. matched his season-high with six 3-pointers and 33 points.