The Golden State Warriors have punched their ticket back to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2019 after beating the Memphis Grizzlies 110-96 on Friday night. Klay Thompson led the way for Golden State, scoring 30 points on 11-of-22 shooting, including eight threes. Thompson has now scored 25 or more points in six of his last seven Game 6's. With Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole struggling, combining for 13-of-41 shooting from the floor, Andrew Wiggins stepped in as the X-factor to close the series. He finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds. To combat the Grizzlies' size of Steven Adams and Jaren Jackson Jr., the Warriors opted to start Kevon Looney for the first time this series. It paid it dividends, and Looney grabbed 22 rebounds -- 11 on the offensive glass, and 11 on the defensive.
Overall, the Warriors outrebounded the Grizzlies 70-44.
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