As the Memphis crowd groaned over a non-call, Stephen Curry let one fly from three-quarter court. Splash. The momentum from Curry’s 62- foot buzzer-beater at the end of the third quarter carried into the fourth, where the Golden State Warriors put the Grizzlies away to advance to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 39 years.
Curry made eight 3-pointers, finishing with 32 points and 10 assists as the Warriors defeated the Grizzlies 108-95 in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal.
“This is all new ground,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said of being in the conference finals. “This is a testament for all the work that’s been put in the last three to four years.”
The 67-win and topseeded Warriors will face either the second-seeded Houston Rockets or third-seeded Los Angeles Clippers in the conference finals. The Clippers and Rockets will do battle in Game 7 of their semifinal in Houston on Sunday.