MEMPHIS, TN. — The Memphis GrizzliesThey no longer have home-court advantage, but they claim they don't feel any loss of confidence after their Game 1 defeat to the Tigers Golden State Warriors.
They lost Game 1 but won their second-round series after rebounding. MinnesotaAs they attempt to win the series against Golden State, the Grizzlies have been drawing from that experience and will play Game 2 on Tuesday.
“[Losing Game 1 two weeks ago]It taught us that it was a long series,” point guard Tyus JonesMonday, said. “It is important not to over-react to one game, but to also quickly correct any mistakes. Learn from your mistakes [the Game 1 loss]. But that doesn't necessarily mean the series has ended.
Despite finishing with 56 wins and having the second-best NBA record this season, the Grizzlies don't have championship or playoff experience like many Warriors. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green Andre Iguodala do.
The Warriors and Grizzlies combined had played 670 career postseason games before this series began, according to ESPN Stats and Information.
“What, aren't we supposed to show up tomorrow?” Forward Kyle AndersonWhen asked about the Warriors' huge advantage in playoff experience, he replied: “We don’t really pay attention. We want to win the series.”
The Grizzlies lost Game 1 to Minnesota 130-117 on Sunday. They continued their old routine. They viewed film and identified areas that needed improvement. Memphis won Game 2 by 28. After their series-opening defeat, they won four of five games against the Timberwolves.
Golden State coach Steve Kerr explained, “The obvious is how tough they are.” “Two of these four [wins]They dropped two to three of their four competitors in the fourth quarter.”
Kerr stated that they are a young team. Great athleticism. Taylor [Jenkins]Does an amazing job with them. They are very deep… they have seen this before. After you win one, you can move on to the next.
Memphis knows that it cannot allow any frustrations from Game 1, in which Green was dismissed for flagrant two fouls, to linger into game 2.
Jenkins spoke of the confidence he felt from his team Monday. “A lot encouragement. I told the men that I was very excited about the fact that we lost by one. There were some positive things we did and there are some things we can control that will make it better.
“And we have replied all season. Last series, we responded. While it is a different level now, there are still playoffs to play. But our guys have demonstrated the ability to turn the page, learn, and get better. It was encouraging to see that, even though we lost by one, our team played hard. We can beat this team if they play to the same standards and abilities that we have.