Fresh off ending an eight-game road losing streak, the Memphis Grizzlies try to improve their record at Golden State as they visit the Warriors at The Arena in Oakland.
The Grizzlies, just 5-10 all-time in Oakland, earned their first road victory in over a month with a 108-107 overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
Memphis hadn’t won away from The Pyramid since a 96-93 triumph at New Jersey on Dec. 3. It came within two losses of matching the team record for consecutive road defeats since relocating to Memphis two years ago. The club record for consecutive road losses is 30, established from Feb. 19-Dec. 6, 1999, when the Grizzlies played in Vancouver.
The Grizzlies won for the third time in the last four games overall as six players scored in double figures. Memphis shot 53.2 percent, marking just the fourth time all season it made more than half its shots—all of those games resulted in wins.
Swift, who averaged 11.4 points over his previous five games, shot 8-of-11. He has hit 63 percent (22-for-35) over his last four games.
Like the Grizzlies, the Warriors also needed overtime to end a season-high seven-game losing streak, beating visiting Seattle 113-110 on Saturday. Five Warriors scored in double figures in a game that featured 22 lead changes and 17 ties.
“I thought the effort, the confidence, the not giving in, the coming back when we were down was phenomenal,” Warriors coach Eric Musselman said. “The personality of the ballclub was ‘We need a win. We need one desperately. Let’s figure out a way to get one.”’
Clifford Robinson led the Warriors with a season-high 28 points, including five straight in overtime, and a career-best six 3-pointers. He was 10-of-16 from the field. Jason Richardson added 25 points and 10 rebounds, and reserve Brian Cardinal chipped in 16 points.
Robinson, a 15-year veteran, had scored a combined 25 points, hitting just 26 percent (9-for-34), over his previous four games.
“My main concern is us trying to build on tonight’s game going into the next,” Robinson said.