The defeat snaps the Warriors' franchise-record 16-game winning streak, just their 3rd loss of the season, 2 of which have come on the road. The Warriors still hold the NBA's best record, suffering their first loss since November 11th against the San Antonio Spurs.
Marc Gasol took advantage of Andrew Bogut being out for Golden State, scoring 24 points on the night. He passed the ball just 26 times, which is 24 less than his normal average. Zach Randolph had a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, as the Grizzlies won their 5th straight.
Mike Conley added 17 himself, while Jon Leuer added 11 off the bench. Memphis trailed 30-24 after the 1st quarter, before their enormous 2nd-quarter run.
Stephen Curry had 19 points on 9-of-25 shooting from the field, including shooting 1-for-10 from 3-point land. Klay Thompson had 22 points on the night, Marreese Speights added 18, while Harrison Barnes chipped in with 11. Barnes was playing with a mask to protect a broken bone in his face.
With the win, the Grizzlies ran their record to 20-4 on the season. This marks the first time both teams in a game had at least 19 wins through 24 games.
The Warriors look to begin a new win streak tomorrow night when they host the healthy Oklahoma City Thunder. The Grizzlies take their win streak into San Antonio tonight to do battle with the Spurs.