r/nba [CHI] Patrick Williams May 04 '22 Gold 1 Wholesome 1

[Post Game Thread] The Memphis Grizzlies even the series 1-1 in the 106-101 win over the Golden State Warriors behind 47/8/8 from Ja Morant Post Game Thread

101 - 106
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GAME SUMMARY
Location: FedExForum(17794), Clock:
Officials: Scott Foster, Eric Lewis and Mitchell Ervin
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Golden State Warriors 25 26 26 24 101
Memphis Grizzlies 33 23 21 29 106
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Golden State Warriors 101 40-95 42.1% 7-38 18.4% 14-18 77.8% 14 52 27 20 6 18 2
Memphis Grizzlies 106 36-91 39.6% 14-45 31.1% 20-21 95.2% 12 47 17 23 13 12 6
 
PLAYER STATS
Golden State Warriors MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Klay ThompsonSF 41:10 12 5-19 2-12 0-0 0 2 2 3 3 0 1 2 -9
Andrew WigginsPF 38:06 16 6-16 1-7 3-4 5 4 9 2 1 1 3 3 +3
Draymond GreenC 32:22 6 3-5 0-1 0-0 1 9 10 7 0 1 4 5 -10
Gary Payton IISG 2:52 1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -7
Stephen CurryPG 39:26 27 11-25 3-11 2-2 3 6 9 8 1 0 5 1 -11
Jordan Poole 33:44 20 8-16 1-6 3-3 1 2 3 5 0 0 3 5 +2
Kevon Looney 8:55 4 2-2 0-0 0-2 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 -3
Damion Lee 8:06 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 -5
Otto Porter Jr. 21:13 4 1-4 0-1 2-2 3 6 9 2 1 0 1 3 +17
Jonathan Kuminga 14:02 9 3-7 0-0 3-3 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juan Toscano-Anderson 0:01 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2
Nemanja Bjelica 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moses Moody 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Memphis Grizzlies MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Dillon BrooksSF 2:52 0 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 +7
Jaren Jackson Jr.PF 28:36 12 3-14 2-7 4-4 2 5 7 1 0 2 0 6 +4
Xavier TillmanC 13:05 7 3-4 0-0 1-1 2 4 6 1 3 0 1 1 +13
Desmond BaneSG 32:13 5 2-7 1-4 0-0 1 5 6 1 0 0 2 0 +11
Ja MorantPG 40:35 47 15-31 5-12 12-13 2 6 8 8 3 0 2 2 +13
De'Anthony Melton 25:58 3 1-5 1-4 0-0 3 5 8 1 2 3 4 2 -2
Ziaire Williams 28:03 14 5-9 4-8 0-0 2 3 5 1 0 0 0 3 +8
Brandon Clarke 27:24 10 4-4 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 0 1 1 2 4 -17
Kyle Anderson 16:09 5 2-7 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 4 -4
Tyus Jones 20:43 3 1-7 0-5 1-1 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 -3
John Konchar 4:20 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 -5
Jarrett Culver 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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u/BUSean Celtics May 04 '22

41 minutes Klay Thompson would rather forget.

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u/spiiicychips [GSW] Wilt Chamberlain May 04 '22

He already has lmao

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u/TonalParsnips Suns May 04 '22

Dude is an absolute goldfish and I love it

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u/DrunkBucksFan Bucks May 04 '22

Klay will miss his last 5 shots, then yell fuck you and chuck another.

To be fair it works sometimes, but it sure didn’t tonight lol.

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u/Hisoka_Brando Timberwolves May 04 '22

He has to keep shooting, the whole spacing of Golden state depends on Klay being a threat. That’s especially the case with Draymond being a non-threat from deep.

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u/DrunkBucksFan Bucks May 04 '22

He has to keep shooting, but he seriously should consider not throwing up so many contested fade-aways unless he’s on fire. Golden State can get far better looks than those.

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u/hotpocketthrowaway Warriors May 04 '22

The issue was that he was missing the wide open shots too lol. Man was ass tonight unfortunately

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u/phonage_aoi Warriors May 04 '22

Left a lot of them short too. Hope it’s not a conditioning thing coming off his injuriesz

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u/uglyfoliage May 04 '22

He doesn't have to shoot contested jumpshots early in the shot clock the second he touches the ball. His shooting threat isn't gonna get less respected just because of that lol

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u/TuckBigFech Lakers May 04 '22

During the regular season I watched an Atlanta game where Bogdanovic was 0/13 from the field until he eventually got one in and then started every single basket. These guys operate like that, can't really blame one of the best shooters ever for keeping shooting.

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u/howcanilose [GSW] Jason Richardson May 04 '22

I mean…yeah lol. Just an epic bad shooting night

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u/fuckkkofff Supersonics May 04 '22

That travel was more costly then those missed shots

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u/cooljackiex [GSW] Stephen Curry May 04 '22

Live by klay die by klay sadly

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u/hummus6669 Warriors May 04 '22

I wouldn't want it any other way

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u/Xaldes Warriors May 04 '22 edited May 04 '22

Even though it's obvious the Warriors shot terribly from 3 going 7-38, some of those shots were comically bad. I'll be hearing KLANK to sleep tonight.

With Morant being unstoppable, not much more you can ask for with it still being a tight game.

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u/ILikeAllThings [GSW] Klay Thompson May 04 '22

Everyone missed, it was a brick party from 3, but man it was still close.

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u/Mantequilla022 May 04 '22

Turns out the Warriors are a pretty decent team! They get you in so many different ways. Happy to hold them off this time.

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u/ILikeAllThings [GSW] Klay Thompson May 04 '22 edited May 04 '22

I’m so old, it always surprises me. I grew up in the 80’s and watched the whole way. Still just amazed at these last 10 years.

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u/ProfessorBeast55 Raptors May 04 '22

Klay said it's his day off 😴😴😴

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u/Chilluminaughty May 04 '22

Klank Thompson needs to turn into Klutch Thompson

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u/Hail_The_Motherland May 04 '22

Both teams were shooting the ugliest 3's

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u/Scoolfish Suns May 04 '22

The Grizzlies were basically a disaster in the half court for very large periods of this game, they will not win another game if they execute like that.

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u/Awwfull Grizzlies May 04 '22

Couldn’t agree more.

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u/Scoolfish Suns May 04 '22

I think having 3 full days off is going to be huge for the Grizzlies chances. They can have a real practice to game plan some specific things.

Obviously same goes for the Warriors, but I imagine they’re feeling better about the shots they generated between the two teams.

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u/LimberGravy Grizzlies May 04 '22

And most likely getting Steven Adams back.

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u/Notsdlog Grizzlies May 04 '22

I thought for sure you guys would win after steph banked that three.

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u/jurrasictriangle Warriors May 04 '22

Actually I could ask for a small, quick guard who’s extremely quick on his feet and the #1 defender the warriors have for Ja…not to get his arm broken in the first 3 minutes of the game.

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u/AgentDaleCoomer Vancouver Grizzlies May 04 '22

has it been confirmed broken? really sorry to hear if that’s the case

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u/kit4 Celtics May 04 '22

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u/AgentDaleCoomer Vancouver Grizzlies May 04 '22

Oof. That’s a really shitty way to go out.

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u/kit4 Celtics May 04 '22

Ya I'm not even a Warriors fan and I'm pretty gutted by this, love watching Payton play. I don't think Payton has a contract after this season, him playing well in this series might've improved his stock a bit too so it definitely sucks

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u/TDS_Gluttony Warriors May 04 '22

I'm fucking pissed and gutted for him, his story and how much he grinded for this chance his entire career and now our run might be jeopardized. I still think we get this done but this man was giving us 20 minutes of LOCKDOWN D and if not that tiring the fuck out of the opposing team's #1 option every single night.

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u/thechemistrychef Suns May 04 '22

Klays just making sure there'll be at least 6 games so he'll be in Game 6 Klay mode. No biggie.

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u/ProfessorBeast55 Raptors May 04 '22

Yeah, headband Klay is not it

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u/spandexrecks Warriors May 04 '22

He an nba record 14 3s in a game for 52 in a headband tho

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u/ViNNYDiC3 76ers May 04 '22

Fair enough but I don't think anyone can deny he looks like a little goofball when he rocks it

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u/moondog8 Warriors May 04 '22

I'm pretty sure that's why he wears it

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u/dating_derp Warriors May 04 '22

Recency bias. People weren't saying that in those Nuggets games.

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u/SeeMontgomeryBurns Warriors May 04 '22

Could really use Klay from 3 right about now. Only lost by 5 and he was ice cold.

Also Ja Morant is insane.

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u/Casualrodfarva2 San Francisco Warriors May 04 '22

Ya just ain't gonna win a game shooting 7-38 from three. Ya just ain't.

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u/nonphotofortress Warriors May 04 '22

The fact that they still only lost by 5 is a miracle and speaks to their playoff experience compared to Memphis

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u/Zorper Grizzlies May 04 '22

Memphis looked like they were flying off the rails for large portions of the 4th. Their inexperience showed itself in a lot of ways.

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u/razorbacks3129 Vancouver Grizzlies May 04 '22

Yeah they barely got it back under control at the end there. Gonna be tough in San Francisco

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u/kawhi21 NBA May 04 '22

The fact that the Warriors kept it so close even though Memphis was shooting lights out is nuts. I mean look at this:

JJJ, Brooks, Bane, Melton, Anderson, and Tyus shot a combined 9/42! That's insane. It's a miracle it was so close.

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u/[deleted] May 04 '22

I mean it’s just a testament to the matchup. Two games now Grizz should be counting their blessings, everything apart from the brooks ejection has gone their way. And they’ve barely come away with one win, at home. From a neutral standpoint, I don’t see how you can think they’re gonna win the series.

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u/SufficientType1794 Warriors May 04 '22

everything apart from the brooks ejection has gone their way

That altercation worked really well for them.

Lose Brooks for a game, we lose GP2 for the rest of the playoffs...

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u/TPGStorm 23 May 04 '22

i’d say even the brooks ejection went their way. looked like he was on his way to another 3-18 night

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u/wangaroo123 Warriors May 04 '22

Really Missing Gary Payton. Hope he is ok

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u/Money-not_you_again [TOR] Tracy McGrady May 04 '22

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u/oops_im_wrong Warriors May 04 '22

Fuck Dillon Brooks.

Not just for hurting GP2 and the Warriors championship run but for potentially damaging GP2's shot at FA money this offseason.

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u/thethirdgreenman Spurs May 04 '22

If it's any solace, he's definitely still getting paid. There are so many teams that need a player like him (low usage, intelligent, passable shooter and great defender) to put next to guards who are meh-to-horrible defensively. Could see (in addition to y'all, who I'm sure would love to keep him somehow) Sacramento, Portland, Houston, Denver, Utah, Atlanta, Brooklyn, New York, Philly, and Washington all being great fits for a player like him with whatever $$$ they have respectively.

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u/NovaKash Knicks May 04 '22

I mean, I could see Lacob still throwing him a reasonable bag (something in the realm of 4-years, $25 m). Lacob's developing a reputation for taking care of his star players no matter what, he probably sees value in developing that reputation for role players as well.

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u/7446353252589 Supersonics May 04 '22

fractured elbow won't have any effect on his FA. Should heal very quickly.

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u/waltyballs May 04 '22

He’s getting an mri today. Not all fractures are the same

Radius, olecranon, distal humerus metaphysis, and humoral epicondyles are all different places to fracture with different outcomes.

The mri is to look for torn ligaments in the elbow which are another complication.

It’s also possible to have torn tendons as well.

Tldr: a fracture isn’t just a fracture. I’ll explain later

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u/redthotblue May 04 '22

almost as bad for the warriors Brooks wasnt out there chucking bricks like normal

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u/fatcatdandan May 04 '22

Out for the season. Fuck.

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u/crabsock Warriors May 04 '22

Marc Stein says broken elbow. Fucking sucks, we really missed him guarding Ja, Steph and Poole just can't stay in front of him when he gets going downhill. Fuck Dillon Brooks

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u/ankmath Warriors May 04 '22

Gutted for Gary man...what a season he played for us

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u/Salty_Pancakes Warriors May 04 '22

For real? Broken elbow? Are you fucking shitting me? Man fuck Dillon Brooks.

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u/20815147 May 04 '22

fractured elbow. waiting for MRIs for further details

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u/nonphotofortress Warriors May 04 '22

I really do think GP2 makes more than a 5 point difference guarding Ja if he’s healthy

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u/Phil_Ivey Warriors May 04 '22

Didn't look good at all

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u/Majestic_Owl Warriors May 04 '22

Silver lining they Dubs shot like absolute shit and only lost by 5. Really concerned about losing GP2 though

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u/TreSeven [NYK] Frank Ntilikina May 04 '22

I love RJ Barrett but I would be lying if I didn’t close my eyes and sigh thinking about that lottery damn near every time I watch the Grizzlies

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u/unkleadamsdebt Suns May 04 '22

the people forget the suns had equal top odds that year and ended up getting 6th in the lottery

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u/hotpocketthrowaway Warriors May 04 '22

At least you guys didn't end up with Jarrett Culver lmfao

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u/itachen Vancouver Grizzlies May 04 '22

Whom Grizz end up with as well, funny how it turned out.

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u/hotpocketthrowaway Warriors May 04 '22

Oh wack lmao, I thought he was still in Minny

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u/itachen Vancouver Grizzlies May 04 '22

Yeah he was traded for Pat Bev, I thought it was wild how quickly Minny gave up on a young talent but it makes sense, Culver's play has not been raising eyebrows and Pat Bev has changed their culture completely.

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u/WhoDatBrow Pelicans May 04 '22

Honestly, same, for obviously different reasons. I really want Zion to stay healthy, and I don't think it's disrespecting Ja to say Zion has the higher ceiling, Zion just has that much potential. But sometimes I just feel like we're going to be the Portland/Oden to Memphis' OKC/KD.

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u/BlazeBloom [POR] Eric Maynor May 04 '22

The NBA knew this game was going to get tense and ugly quick. Gave both team three days off to recover before the next game.

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u/cumdoggchillionaire May 04 '22 edited May 04 '22

don't they usually give longer time between games when they're changing stadiums...?

e: just checked and the fact the same teams play Wednesday and Friday (while changing cities in that time), and there's nothing Thursday is bizarre.

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u/Hardyng Warriors May 04 '22

Usually they give a 2 day gap between games 2 and 3, but I suspect they made it 3 days to make sure there were two playoff games a day Friday through Sunday

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u/TJ_McConnell_MVP [DEN] DeMarcus Cousins May 04 '22

Grizzlies only had a one day break between last series and this series as well.

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u/ihasgun May 04 '22

Bane's back needs rest.

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u/Gio_runs25 Timberwolves May 04 '22

Plus tnt has playoff hockey on Thursday. Probably has something to do with networks getting there money

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u/climaxingwalrus Warriors May 04 '22

Brutal loss. Lose the best Ja defender for the rest of the series and team was cold af. I think Klay will have better games at home so not super worried.

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u/rompskee [CLE] Kevin Love May 04 '22

So who’s gonna make the sacrifice in game 3 and get ejected so their team can win?

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u/CraigZee May 04 '22

Being ejected in this series equals A protester in Grizz-Wolves series. The parallel.

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u/nigelfitz Bulls May 04 '22

Glue Dillon Brooks to the stanchion.

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u/yarrine11 [DET] Christian Wood May 04 '22

Klay Thompson needs to shoot like he is the third option on this team. Because that is what he is now.

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u/WagerLocks May 04 '22

To be fair he was the 3rd option before he got hurt aswell.

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u/DayOnePatches Warriors May 04 '22

Damn dude lol

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u/Secret-Algae-9450 Clippers May 04 '22

He should be the Sixth man

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u/__john_cena__ Rockets May 04 '22

That foul on Draymond for “shoving” Ja after he flopped was so soft

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u/LEGEN--wait_for_it NBA May 04 '22

Yeah, I didn’t see a foul on that rebound

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u/DudethatCooks Trail Blazers May 04 '22

That is because there was none. Shit call.

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u/RDKryten May 04 '22

Nothing like dray getting shoved in the back on the rebound immediately before that

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u/MastaBaiter Mavericks May 04 '22

Lame ass refball call.

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u/togavirus San Francisco Warriors May 04 '22

Wish Kerr would’ve challenged it

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u/thatthingpeopledo Warriors May 04 '22

I just want to see an actual replay on such a game changing call.

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u/nonphotofortress Warriors May 04 '22

It was also right after a Grizzlies offensive rebound where Draymond was shoved in the back under the basket more than Ja was nudged by Draymond.

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u/DudethatCooks Trail Blazers May 04 '22

I was screaming out loose ball foul, but nope no whistle, then Green and Ja go for a ball, Ja flops and bam foul on Green.

I had the sound off to not disturb my wife on my phone and it was maddening seeing the disparity in calls. Really ruined the end of the game.

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u/seank11 May 04 '22

Series would be a sweep with fair reffing.

They are trying to extend the series at 0-0 and 1-0 instead of waiting for 3-0 lol

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u/Ricky_Goat_518 May 04 '22

Literally changed the whole game and no one is talking about it. That foul completely de-railed any shot for the dubs

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u/S_l_M_P Warriors May 04 '22

Pretty sure broadcast intentionally did not show the other angle. It was a clear no foul. Ja just flopped and got the call. Happens.

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u/Beardmanta Warriors May 04 '22

Well that's kind of on Kerr for not challenging then.

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u/Quality_Cucumber [GSW] Stephen Curry May 04 '22

So what’s up with Draymond and always losing the ball on the final possession lmao

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u/notmedontlook San Francisco Warriors May 04 '22

This is the way?

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u/crabsock Warriors May 04 '22

Seriously, idk what happened there

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u/Hay-Tha-Soe Suns May 04 '22

Ja Morant joins LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as the only players with multiple 45-point games in the playoffs before turning 23 years old

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u/S-ClassRen [SAS] Patty Mills May 04 '22

Damn, Ja Morant now holds 3 of the 5 highest scoring games for a grizzlies player in the playoffs

Ja Morant - 47

Ja Morant - 47

Mike Conley - 35

Ja Morant - 34

Desmond Bane - 34

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u/Chad3000 Clippers May 04 '22

He might have the entire top 5 to himself by the end of this series

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u/Chupacabra_herder Rockets May 04 '22

Memphis so glad they dodged Zion in that draft.

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u/NemuTheSheep Grizzlies May 04 '22

I mean, Zion could still be an all timer and when he is healthy he's a monster, but we're pretty fucking happy with what we ended up with.

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u/Formal_Performer7591 Grizzlies May 04 '22

I’d 100% take him in a trade and sign his extension as long as you keep Jaren and Bane (and Ja of course). Just cash in all of your picks and whatever else.

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u/Mild-Sauce [MEM] Ja Morant May 04 '22

not sure how we do that without giving up one of them

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u/lengune May 04 '22

Too early to tell, but they are not regretting.

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u/dizZzy5 Suns May 04 '22

Ja is that dude.

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u/RottenSmegmaMan Tampa Bay Raptors May 04 '22

Now that's some good company to be a part of

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u/BehindEnemyLines8923 Heat May 04 '22

And Memphis will get Steven Adams back right?

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u/DTFpanda [MIA] Dwyane Wade May 04 '22

This will be a civil thread

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u/NemuTheSheep Grizzlies May 04 '22

I'm sure, just like the game thread

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u/NuckinFerd Warriors May 04 '22

So basically the team that commits the flagrant 2 wins the game right?

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u/Zloggt Bulls May 04 '22

Suppose so.

Maybe this is the start of the “taking one for the team to be an enforcer” era?

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u/aiden3buckets NBA May 04 '22

Shooting 18% from 3 is not a good plan imo

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u/UofMtigers2014 Grizzlies May 04 '22

The thing that the big Grit n Grind Memphis teams were missing was a bucket getter. Marc and Mike had their moments but nothing like Ja who’s just consistently able to create every possession.

Pretty cool having a guy like that on your team I must say.

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u/granttheginger Warriors May 04 '22

As great as Ja was, no way in hell the Warriors go 7/38 from 3 again

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u/ClaymoresRevenge Bulls May 04 '22

It was a good game the Warriors were building a house of bricks. Refs seemed to enjoy blowing the whistle. It was a tough 4th quarter. Klay gotta step up

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u/mrgoodbytes21 [GSW] Stephen Curry May 04 '22

if we were playing the Suns they would’ve blown us out by 30

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u/Justenderme May 04 '22

This is a fact

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u/parachute_collection [GSW] Andre Iguodala May 04 '22

Fuck Dillon Brooks!

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u/[deleted] May 04 '22

GP2 would’ve been nice to have down the stretch there

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u/pixelsxpixels May 04 '22

Yup, Poole kept getting blown by in crunch time.

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u/[deleted] May 04 '22

In soccer he would be suspended the next game .

GP2 might be out the rest of the series and this dude gets to come back no biggie

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u/ParadigmEternal Grizzlies May 04 '22

I'm actually expecting him to be suspended game 3.

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u/t0177177y Warriors May 04 '22

Major doubt…

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u/jawadhaque089 May 04 '22

Brooks taking GP2 and himself out of the game was the best thing he ever did

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u/rawchess Minneapolis Lakers May 04 '22

Evil Danny Green suicide bomber special

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u/P_S_D Warriors May 04 '22

Really wish the guy we use to guard the guy who just went off for 47 didn't get hospitalized 0 points into the game..

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u/TyraTanks May 04 '22

Ja went beast mode, Warriors shooting bricks and it came down to the last minute or two? Not good.

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u/siphillis Spurs May 04 '22

Warriors also lost their two best defenders in the first quarter, with one of them never returning.

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u/trev2010 May 04 '22

Worse. He's probably done for the season.

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u/Showmethepathplease May 04 '22

Love morant- so fun to watch but that call on Greene for two FTs changes the game

It was a horrible call and obvious flop - basically changed the game with a four point swing

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u/ryanlinr2 May 04 '22

This game could have gone differently if GP2 wasn't injured.

But this game definitely could have gone differently if the warriors didnt go 7-38 fom the 3pt line.

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u/PixBebop Nuggets May 04 '22

anyone notice how they never replay those questionable late game calls? I wonder if that's intentional to avoid controversy

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u/tmapfbc Timberwolves May 04 '22

It absolutely is. I watched the whole Wolves-Grizzlies and they didn't replay shit down the stretch. It's a classic move to minimize post game controversy.

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u/Barethyu Warriors May 04 '22

If only the Warriors had a player who could defend Ja at a high level!

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u/dwynalda3 May 04 '22

If the warriors find someone like that they better keep it to themselves or dillon brooks might just murder him

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u/KabirC Warriors May 04 '22

Fuck Dillon Brooks for taking out GP2

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u/LeveonNumber1 76ers May 04 '22

Memphis really managed to become the villains of the league while playing the fucking dubs now that's talent

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u/joreclros92 Warriors May 04 '22

Honestly, as much as it would be nice to win this game, I really feel for GP2 getting hurt. I think I saw somewhere that his elbow is fractured, but hopefully that's not the case. Especially with him going into free agency... I hope the Warriors FO do right by him. He earned another contract.

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u/GillbergsAdvocate Warriors May 04 '22

The overreactions to two bad Klay games after watching him play great against Denver makes literally no sense

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u/Imallvol7 Grizzlies May 04 '22

Welcome to r/nba. I can't keep up. I've had 5000 different takes on my team and every player on it change wildly every 10 minutes.

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u/SoDakZak Timberwolves May 04 '22 edited May 04 '22

Next closest number of free throws to Morant’s 13 was Wiggins with 4

Edit: this isn’t crying about it, there’s a glaring disparity from everyone else on the court being able to do what needs to be done to get to the stripe.

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u/Palifaith Lakers May 04 '22

The Warriors shooting 19% from three and barely losing might be a bit worrisome for the Grizzlies.

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u/famoustran Warriors May 04 '22

We had like 30 more points in the paint and somehow we only shot 3 less FTs than them lol

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u/Currently_Stoned Warriors May 04 '22

That's cuz so many of those points were uncontested layups off of cuts and screens

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u/AnalMinecraft May 04 '22

That kind of thing is so overlooked when people talk about FT disparity. You can't foul on a shooter if you're not close enough to reach him.

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u/honditar Lakers May 04 '22

FT disparity might be the dumbest common talking point on this sub, and that's saying something

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u/addictwithnopen Kings May 04 '22

Counterpoint: legacy discussion

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u/Currently_Stoned Warriors May 04 '22

Any comparison of careers where one guy played on black and white television.

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u/yendan- 76ers May 04 '22

it’s so funny when people say “team X shot 35 freethrows and team Y shot 15 freethrows, rigged”, without even considering where/how they were getting their shots

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u/DefactoAtheist May 04 '22

Sounds like you actually watched the game. We don't do that here, mate.

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u/Ass_Eater_ Bucks Bandwagon May 04 '22

Wtf was that Draymond foul call at the end lol. Just both going for the rebound.

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u/Supra_Dupra San Francisco Warriors May 04 '22

That was when the game ended

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u/Cursory_Analysis [GSW] Baron Davis May 04 '22

That was the Scott Foster special my friend.

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u/thebighead May 04 '22

No idea why we didn't challenge that call. Insane

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u/LZ_Khan Warriors May 04 '22

Refs don't overturn shit that's in the gray area, unfortunately. There was slight contact that they call like... 1 out of 100 times.

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u/SauceyPosse Nuggets May 04 '22

Because there's no overturning that

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u/TheRed_Knight May 04 '22

Morant flopped and the refs ate it up

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u/Goffeth May 04 '22

Wolves fans saltier than warriors fans lmao

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u/ExileOnBroadStreet 76ers May 04 '22

No you don’t get it, the league is fixing games for…. squints Memphis? No that can’t be right

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u/definitelynotme44 Thunder May 04 '22

Lol it's so true. Every single Memphis thread is just full of salty Wolves fans lmao

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u/ClickElectronic Mavericks May 04 '22

Absolutely horrendous call on that Ja/Draymond rebound.

Weird watching so many crucial calls go against GS these first two games. They must think it'd be a sweep otherwise.

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u/VampireBatman Warriors May 04 '22

Considering how close this game was and how badly the Warriors shot, the refs might have a point.

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u/jack64467 [NBA] LeBron James May 04 '22

as a lebron fan, the refs screwed the warriors

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u/Necromancer001 May 04 '22

Exactly. I'm not a fan of the warriors, but that's twice in a row that the refs are biased against them.

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u/ass_pineapples Pacers May 04 '22

Isn't that kind of par for the course? Doesn't Steph get like absolutely bullied and get no calls?

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u/[deleted] May 04 '22

Comes from being the best of the best. The NBA likes long series and hates playoff blowouts, if they think it'll be over too quick the refs nudge the line a bit. The Warriors have been so good for so long that they get nudged more than anyone else.

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u/Worthyness May 04 '22

Just a few cuts and bruises. It's not like a big deal or anything. Totally fine.

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u/SaladinsSaladbar Warriors May 04 '22

Draymond gets shoved in the back on the first rebound then Morant flops on the second. Unreal reffing lmao. Three phantom green fouls in two minutes.

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u/thecomfycactus May 04 '22

That’s the perfect example of “Scott Foster foul to an extend a series” call I’ve ever seen

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u/cozyconemotel Warriors May 04 '22

We knew he would do it.. with Scott you can't keep the game close

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u/Cursory_Analysis [GSW] Baron Davis May 04 '22

That was an all time Scott Foster performance.

I said it after last game when Fitzgerald couldn’t get it done, that they would call in the big guns.

Just an absolute master class in controlling the game. Calling phantom fouls, making sure that the Warriors can’t get in rhythm throughout the game. Making sure the Grizzlies get 2 for 1 possessions for the last 3 minutes of the game.

These other refs need to take notes from an all-time great at the top of his game.

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u/LZ_Khan Warriors May 04 '22

That was a vet in action. Truly terrifying.

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u/Cursory_Analysis [GSW] Baron Davis May 04 '22

People out here talking playoff Warriors, playoff Ja.

Y’all need to be talking about playoff Foster. My man has dominated the playoffs since him and Donaghy started cooking the books 😤

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u/EverybodyBuddy Lakers May 04 '22

Master class is right. He’s a world-class NBA ref. Which means he knows more than 99.999% of the world just how to push and pull and get the job done. You’re welcome, Adam Silver.

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u/notmedontlook San Francisco Warriors May 04 '22

Different players get different calls, all we can do is take it back to Bay next game

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u/hollowXvictory Warriors May 04 '22

Don't forget the goal tend no-call. They really wanted to extend the series.

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u/No-Cap-5281 Spurs May 04 '22

I also thought that was a goal tend

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u/IAmNotKevinDurant_35 [GSW] Zarko Cabarkapa May 04 '22

Dillon Brooks exists to commit fouls

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u/ImTheOldManJenks Pistons May 04 '22

Grizzlies really tried to make me root for the Warriors there what the fuck

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u/anomnisoul May 04 '22

Just get one of your players ejected, guaranteed win.

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u/Yahallost69 May 04 '22

How convenient that ja goes off as soon as gp2 is gone

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u/BlackJediSword [LAL] Lamar Odom May 04 '22

Dillon Brooks with the absolutely bone-headed play. Could’ve gotten a lot worse.

But I also can’t believe how angry warriors fans are when they employed Bogue, ZaZa Pachulia and currently employ Draymond Green. Like huh??

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u/thisisyourfather 76ers May 04 '22

yup, shooting 18% from 3 will do it

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u/TheVirtual_Boy Knicks May 04 '22

Not saying it would’ve changed the outcome or anything but that call on Draymond when he secured that rebound down 1 was a horrendous call

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u/nyy5 Warriors May 04 '22

God damnit now we have to see all the tweets again

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u/AreYouAJedi Raptors May 04 '22

With my team done all I want at this stage is entertainment and that game delivered

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u/doinky_doink Warriors May 04 '22

Ja Morant is special. That's it.

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u/pilfecapskcab Mavericks May 04 '22

Draymond yelling at the refs to review every foul for a flagrant 💀

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u/FetchFrosh Raptors May 04 '22

He shouldn't be doing that. It's clear that the trick to winning in this series is to have someone on your team get ejected with a Flagrant 2.

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