Jones, Jackson help Grizzlies beat Warriors, 131-110

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyus Jones had 22 points and 11 assists, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 21 points and nine rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors 131-110 on Thursday night.

The Grizzlies played their third game without Ja Morant, the star guard who is away from the team after posting a video last weekend in which he appeared to be displaying a gun at a Denver-area strip club. The Grizzlies have announced Morant will miss at least the next three games.

Demond Bane also had 21 points for Memphis.

Stephen Curry had 29 points and seven rebounds for Golden State. Jordan Poole had 22 points, Draymond Green added 16 points and seven assists and Klay Thompson had 14 points.

The teams met in Memphis for the first time since their heated Western Conference postseason that Golden State 4-2.


Warriors: C Kevon Looney played in his 200th consecutive game, including the playoffs. Looney was listed as probable on the injury report with back soreness. ...Curry has at least one 3-pointer in 230 consecutive regular-season games.

Grizzlies: Memphis announced earlier Thursday that C Steven Adams will be re-evaluated in four weeks after he received a stem cell injection for a knee injury he suffered Jan. 22 in a loss to Phoenix. ...Scored 48 points in the first quarter, the most scored in a quarter against a Steve Kerr-coached team in the regular season.


The Grizzlies said they tried to address problems with Morant before the incident last weekend near Denver.

“We have had conversation in the past trying to guide him and him continue to evolve as a person and a player,” Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said. “Obviously, this came to a head the other day, so it put this process into action.”


Warriors: Host Milwaukee on Saturday night.

Grizzlies: Host Dallas on Saturday night..


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Clay Bailey, The Associated Press