With their backs against the wall and superstar guard Ja Morant likely out for the remainder of the playoffs, the Grizzlies made a resounding statement with a 39-point victory over the Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Memphis, which led by as many as 55 points in Game 5, staved off elimination to play another day. That day will come on Friday when the Grizzlies head back to San Francisco to meet the Warriors for Game 6.
After missing the NBA Playoffs in each of the last two years, Golden State has an opportunity to advance back to the Western Conference Finals, a stage on which the franchise is 8-3 since moving to California in 1962, including five straight trips to the NBA Finals from 2015-19.
With the core of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson intact, this new version of the Warriors still has some of the same magic from the late 2010s.
The up-and-coming Grizzlies, on the other hand, will look to play spoiler by building off of their Game 5 dominance in order to send things back to Memphis for Game 7. During the regular season, Memphis went 20-5 without Morant, and it relied on the trio of Desmond Bane, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Tyus Jones to lead the way in the last time out.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) May 12, 2022
Will the Warriors punch their ticket to the Western Conference Finals? Or will the Grizzlies force a decisive Game 7?
Here is everything you need to know about Game 6.
What channel is Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 6 on?
- Date: Friday, May 13
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live streaming: Sling TV | Watch ESPN
In the United States, Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 6 will air on ESPN. On the call will be Ryan Ruocco (play-by-play), Richard Jefferson (analyst) and Malika Andrews (reporter).
The game can be streamed on Watch ESPN or Sling TV.
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What times does Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 6 start?
- Date: Friday, May 13
- Time: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT
Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 6 is set to tip off shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, May 13. The game will be played at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Warriors vs. Grizzlies series schedule
Here is the full schedule for the second-round series between the Warriors and Grizzlies:
|Date||Game||Time (ET)||TV channel (U.S.)|
|May 1||Game 1: Warriors 117, Grizzlies 116|
|May 3||Game 2: Grizzlies 106, Warriors 101|
|May 7||Game 3: Warriors 142, Grizzlies 112|
|May 9||Game 4: Warriors 101, Grizzlies 98|
|May 11||Game 5: Grizzlies 134, Warriors 95|
|May 13||Game 6||10 p.m.||ESPN|
|May 16||Game 7*||TBD||TNT|