Grizzlies vs. Warriors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Memphis Grizzlies (19-13) play against the Golden State Warriors (6-6) at Chase Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Thursday December 23, 2021

Memphis Grizzlies 0, Golden State Warriors 0 (10:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Monta Ellis started his career with the Golden State Warriors and was one of the top scorers in the NBA during the late 2000s. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2020/04/30/a-l…10:00 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Lu Dort extends his 2nd longest in the NBA streak of games with a made 3.
Curry with clamps. – 9:54 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
🗣️ LET’S GO pic.twitter.com/kQxGeH3VoX9:50 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
Tonight’s Starting Lineups: pic.twitter.com/feh7XwbXMX9:45 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
#DubNation, where is everyone tuning in from tonight?
Stream the game live on @NBCSAuthentic 📺 – 9:45 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
FIRST FIVE OUT VS @Golden State Warriors
🥷 @Ja Morant
🦹‍♂️ @Dillon Brooks
🪣 @Desmond Bane
🦄 @jarenjacksonjr
🥝 @RealStevenAdams
@Verizon | #GrzNxtGEn pic.twitter.com/8n6DvixMHB9:37 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Grizzlies say Taylor Jenkins has been cleared to coach tonight against the Warriors. – 9:34 PM

Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
Taylor Jenkins has been cleared to coach tonight against the Warriors. – 9:33 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
yall awake? yall ready? – 9:28 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
midrange reps
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/33Bx7vGvjL9:26 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
on site 🥷 pic.twitter.com/WsgiRxqQyV9:11 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Konchar and Jones being available for Memphis is massive – helps the reserves immensely, especially Tyus. His steadying presence was missed on Monday. Now with Ja Morant back expect to see a more efficient run on both ends when Ja has to sit. – 9:10 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That’s it for a pregame unlike any other. Stick with us – the COVID wildfire hitting the NBA may have caught up with the Grizzlies (hopefully not – wishing the best to Coach Jenkins and anyone else impacted). – 9:03 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
According to Grizzlies PR, they plan to sent an update regarding Jenkins’ status before the start of the game tonight. – 9:03 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Rajakovic says that Steph Curry is “probably the best shooter in the history of the game” and says that Memphis must be ready for the ball movement and physicality of the Warriors on both ends – 9:02 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies assistant coach Darko Rajakovic is taking questions from the media. Taylor Jenkins is awaiting a test result. – 9:00 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies are waiting for a test result from Taylor Jenkins, so assistant coach Darko Rajakovic is in for Jenkins. – 8:56 PM

Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Most points in a qtr this season.
Steph Curry (25)
Kemba Walker (23)
Seth Curry (23) – 8:56 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Thunder don’t have Derrick Favors (rest) tonight so they will be going small and starting rookie Jeremiah Robinson-Earl at center. Rookies Aaron Wiggins and Josh Giddey also join Robinson-Earl in OKC’s starting lineup. – 8:34 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Clock in.
@MichelobULTRA || #ULTRADrip pic.twitter.com/oPNs7pj2gC8:31 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Steve Kerr says there’s a chance James Wiseman will be cleared for on court contact work sometime next week. – 8:27 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steve Kerr said Rick Celebrini told him in recent days that James Wiseman could be ready to advance to on court contact next week. Wiseman has been stuck in individual drill limbo the last couple months. – 8:26 PM

Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
Tonight’s pregame media availability will begin at 5:50 PT. – 8:26 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Hello friends. @JoeMullinax with you all, back on the “beat” on this Christmas Eve Eve as the Grizzlies take on the Warriors. Head Coach Taylor Jenkins will be joining us shortly. – 8:25 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steve Kerr said he doesn’t anticipate either Andrew Wiggins or Jordan Poole to return in time for the Christmas game in Phoenix. – 8:24 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown is not with the team tonight. He has entered health and safety protocols, per Steve Kerr. – 8:24 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Gary Payton II will start today in place of Jordan Poole for the Warriors and will guard Ja Morant. GP has been a menace defensively this season. Going to be a fun matchup with Morant and Payton. Ja scored 30 and 35 in the last two games against Golden State. – 8:22 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Per Warriors coach Steve Kerr: Asst coach Kenny Atkinson returns tonight but asst coach Mike Brown will not. Health/safety protocols – 8:22 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Coaching news for the Warriors
-Kenny Atkinson will return to the front of the bench tonight. Been out the past month-and-a-half because of a leg injury
-Mike Brown has entered health and safety protocols. Out tonight. – 8:21 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Otto Porter Jr. and Gary Payton II will start tonight against Memphis with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Kevon Looney, per Steve Kerr. – 8:19 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
To suggest Memphis and Golden State a rivalry is “a long ways off” according to Steve Kerr.
He pointed out the geographic difference and said they will need to play in a playoff series first. – 8:19 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Tonight’s starters:
Steph Curry
Gary Payton II
Otto Porter Jr.
Draymond Green
Kevon Looney – 8:18 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors starters tonight vs Memphis
Steph Curry
Gary Payton II
Otto Porter Jr.
Draymond Green
Kevon Looney – 8:18 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Despite a slow start, the @Philadelphia 76ers climb out of a 19-point first-half hole to take a 51-51 tie into halftime.
Maxey: 11 PTS / 4-8 FG
Harris: 10 PTS / 2 AST
Embiid: 7 PTS / 5 REB
Curry: 5 PTS / 3 AST – 8:07 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder starters at Suns:
– SGA
– Giddey
– Dort
– Wiggins
– Robinson-Earl – 7:39 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says they’re starting
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Lu Dort
Josh Giddey
Aaron Wiggins
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl – 7:39 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
The Warriors have signed free agent guard Quinndary Weatherspoon to a 10-day contract via the NBA’s Hardship Exception.
Quinndary has appeared in nine games this season for @GLeagueWarriors, averaging 16.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.22 steals per game. pic.twitter.com/Q7NDp0v7TE7:21 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
Warriors Sign Quinndary Weatherspoon pic.twitter.com/2sN3ETjUaU7:20 PM

Kevon Looney @Loon_Rebel5
Thank you @YetiCoinEth for sponsoring this Holiday Clinic, due to safety we look forward to rescheduling at a better time. pic.twitter.com/epb8KSvL6X7:05 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
By The Numbers | Warriors vs. Grizzlies pic.twitter.com/AFBWDUH8716:46 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers starters:
Matisse Thybulle
Tobias Harris
Joel Embiid
Furkan Korkmaz
Seth Curry
Tyrese Maxey will come off the bench. – 6:36 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tonight’s scheduled looked like it had some really good games. Now, the slate looks pretty blah.
Warriors-Grizzlies is the best game in terms of good teams with their players actually available. – 6:02 PM

Andrew Wiggins @22wiggins
Just #Aped in! #BAYC 8324 @BoredApeYC pic.twitter.com/DM0M3JZetl5:42 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
KD record vs. LeBron
OKC/CLE: 0-5
OKC/MIA: 4-9
OKC/CLE: 0-3
GSW/CLE: 11-3
BRK/LAL 0-0***
***Entering Christmas 🤞 – 5:33 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers said the Sixers like the idea of using Seth Curry at point guard moving forward on a non-emergency basis. Even brought up Curry possibly starting more games as a PG. – 5:31 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Damion Lee became the latest member of the Warriors to join Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins in the league’s health and safety protocol. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/12/22/dam…4:00 PM