Memphis played the playoff anthem during the blowout … and Draymond Green and Stephen Curry loved it


The Golden State Warriors entered Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals with a 3-1 lead, with a chance to end the Memphis Grizzlies in the playoffs.

Ahead of the potential series tie-up, Stephen Curry gave Kendra Andrews some insight into the mentality of Golden State, saying:

“Oops that trick! This is our game plan.

“Whoop That Trick” is a song by Memphis-born rapper Al Kapone. He was also portrayed by Terrence Howard in the movie “Hustle & Flow”. It has since become the unofficial Grizzlies anthem that is played on FedExForum during endgame moments.

Unfortunately for Curry & Co., the game didn’t go as planned. The Grizzlies put up a 134-95 beating to avoid elimination.

Memphis hit the ground running, scoring 77 points in the first half, the second most all-time in a playoff game by a team facing elimination, while the Warriors had 50.

The home side didn’t slow down in the second half either. They led to 55 points – the second-biggest lead at any time in a playoff game in the last 25 years.

The Grizzlies’ 39-point victory is the most of any playoff team.

At the end of the fourth quarter, the home crowd rejoiced as the song rang out throughout the arena. Despite the deficit, Curry and Draymond Green seemed to enjoy the singing.


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