Playoff Pushing Warriors Roll Past Grizzlies

Win puts them within half game of final playoff spot in the West
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2008 10:55 PM CDT
Golden State Warriors head coach Don Nelson shouts to his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Friday, April 4, 2008, in Memphis, Tenn. The Warriors defeated...   (AP Photo/Bill Waugh)
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(Newser) – Andris Biedrins had 21 points and 17 rebounds, and Golden State climbed within a half-game of eighth place in the Western Conference with a 117-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies tonight. The Warriors, which snapped a two-game losing streak, had six players in double figures. Monta Ellis scored 19 points, while Kelenna Azubuike added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The win gave the Warriors a season sweep of Memphis. Golden State, which has won seven straight over Memphis, had not recorded a four-game sweep of the Grizzlies since 1995-96, although the Warriors won all three games in the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season. Rudy Gay led Memphis with 23 points, while Hakim Warrick finished with 13 and Kyle Lowry had 12.