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Burks scores 29 as Warriors end skid with win over Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) With Alec Burks leading the offense, the Golden State Warriors finally put together a team effort to end their seven-game slide.

Burks scored a season-high 29 points, Glenn Robinson III added 20 and the Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 114-95 on Tuesday night.

''We've been competing, and I think this is probably one of the first games in a little while that we've put a full game together,'' said Marquese Chriss, later adding: ''I'm just happy we won to be honest. I could have not scored, and we had won, I'd have been all right. I think tonight was just fun for everybody.''

Chriss and Eric Paschall each had 17 points for the Warriors. Draymond Green was just short of his 24th career triple-double with eight points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Rookie Ja Morant scored 20 points for Memphis, while Dillon Brooks finished with 18. Brandon Clarke added 17 and Jae Crowder had 15 points along with 11 rebounds as Memphis lost its second straight.

Even undermanned, the Warriors were able to cause enough problems for Memphis that the game was pretty much over before halftime. The Warriors built their 61-46 halftime lead behind Memphis' poor shooting and poor defense. Much like its blowout loss to Denver on Sunday, Memphis' problems were evident in the second quarter when Golden State outscored the Grizzlies 26-4 to open the frame.

''We started putting stops together,'' Green said. ''Once we started putting stops together, we were able to get out and get some buckets in transition. Get the game in our pace. When you are putting three, four stops in a row together, you are able to open the lead up.''

Memphis got the deficit to single digits late in the third quarter for the only time in the second half, but Golden State never let the Grizzlies threaten in the fourth. The second-quarter onslaught left Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins talking in the same terms as he did in Sunday's 131-114 loss to Denver: opponents hungry for a win, setting the tone early, then taking the game to another level, a level Memphis couldn't match.

''We started missing shots, and they were getting out and running on us,'' Jenkins said. ''But I felt like they played at a different level than us.''

For the Warriors, that ''level'' represented the first win since Nov. 14 against Portland.

''Losing sucks,'' Warriors coach Steve Kerr said candidly. ''When you lose seven in a row, it's miserable. .Tonight, our players were rewarded, and now, hopefully, we can kind of use this as some momentum and get some more wins.''

TIP-INS

Warriors: With his second block of the game, Green passed Andris Biedrins (580) for fifth on the Warriors' career blocks list. . Robinson is the only Golden State player to start all 15 games this season. . Continued to have seven players listed as ''out'' because of injuries, including Stephen Curry (left hand fracture), D'Angelo Russell (right hand sprain) and Klay Thompson (left ACL rehab).

Grizzlies: Reserve G Grayson Allen missed his ninth game with left ankle soreness. Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins indicated Allen is close to returning, and the team may have a better feel by the end of the weekend. . Jaren Jackson Jr., who entered the game averaging 18.8 points in his last five games, was held to eight. . Clarke, who hit all eight of his shots Sunday against Denver, was 6 of 14 Tuesday night. . Made nine 3-pointers, ending a streak of seven straight games with at least 10 3-pointers.

A WARRIOR SCARE

With seven players sitting out, the Warriors bench took a collective gasp in the third quarter when Green went down under the Grizzlies basket holding his elbow. He came to the bench, but eventually returned in the fourth quarter. ''It's a little sore, but it's all right,'' Green said after the game. ''It just felt like a bruising pain, so I knew I would play through it.'' Chriss was a little more worried at the time of the injury. ''I can't curse because I don't want to get in trouble, but I was mad,'' said Chriss. ''It seems like that's the type of things that are happening right now.''

REHAB UPDATE

The Warriors announced Tuesday that Kevon Looney, who has missed the last 13 games (Neuropathy) and Alen Smailagic, out since the preseason with a sprained right ankle, have been cleared to begin accelerated on-court basketball activities and will work out with G League Santa Cruz.

UP NEXT

Warriors: Travel to Dallas to face the Mavericks on Wednesday night.

Grizzlies: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.

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Key Players
E. Paschall
7 PF
J. Morant
12 PG
27.2 Min. Per Game 27.2
18.4 Pts. Per Game 18.4
6.0 Ast. Per Game 6.0
3.3 Reb. Per Game 3.3
51.5 Field Goal % 46.0
51.3 Three Point % 47.0
85.0 Free Throw % 74.6
+ 1 Brandon Clarke made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:18
  MEM team rebound 0:18
  Brandon Clarke missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:18
  Shooting foul on Omari Spellman 0:18
  Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke 0:18
  De'Anthony Melton missed floating jump shot 0:19
  MEM team rebound 0:25
  Marko Guduric missed reverse layup 0:29
+ 3 Glenn Robinson III made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marquese Chriss 0:40
  Bad pass turnover on Marko Guduric, stolen by Ky Bowman 1:01
+ 1 Alec Burks made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:12
Team Stats
Points 114 95
Field Goals 43-90 (47.8%) 36-88 (40.9%)
3-Pointers 9-29 (31.0%) 9-25 (36.0%)
Free Throws 19-22 (86.4%) 14-19 (73.7%)
Total Rebounds 62 45
Offensive 11 7
Defensive 40 30
Team 11 8
Assists 33 26
Steals 5 6
Blocks 10 4
Turnovers 14 12
Fouls 24 23
Technicals 0 1
8 PTS, 10 REB, 11 AST
20 PTS, 2 REB, 6 AST
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away team logo Warriors 3-12 28332231114
home team logo Grizzlies 5-9 3016262395
Team Stats
away team logo Warriors 3-12 105.3 PPG 43.6 RPG 23.7 APG
home team logo Grizzlies 5-9 109.2 PPG 45 RPG 26.3 APG
Key Players
A. Burks SG 15.6 PPG 4.5 RPG 2.9 APG 43.2 FG%
J. Morant PG 18.7 PPG 3.2 RPG 6.4 APG 46.3 FG%
Top Scorers
A. Burks SG 29 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
J. Morant PG 20 PTS 2 REB 6 AST
47.8 FG% 40.9
31.0 3PT FG% 36.0
86.4 FT% 73.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Burks 29 8 2 9/15 2/5 9/9 1 35 1 1 5 0 8 +9 38
G. Robinson III 20 1 2 8/14 3/6 1/1 3 33 0 0 0 0 1 +16 25
E. Paschall 17 5 3 7/15 0/2 3/3 6 24 0 1 2 1 4 +7 27
D. Green 8 10 11 4/12 0/2 0/0 3 34 0 2 1 1 9 +19 41
W. Cauley-Stein 6 10 4 2/3 0/0 2/2 2 26 2 1 1 2 8 +4 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Burks 29 8 2 9/15 2/5 9/9 1 35 1 1 5 0 8 +9 38
G. Robinson III 20 1 2 8/14 3/6 1/1 3 33 0 0 0 0 1 +16 25
E. Paschall 17 5 3 7/15 0/2 3/3 6 24 0 1 2 1 4 +7 27
D. Green 8 10 11 4/12 0/2 0/0 3 34 0 2 1 1 9 +19 41
W. Cauley-Stein 6 10 4 2/3 0/0 2/2 2 26 2 1 1 2 8 +4 26
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Chriss 17 6 2 7/11 0/2 3/4 3 21 0 4 2 2 4 +15 29
O. Spellman 9 6 1 3/9 2/5 1/3 4 22 1 0 2 3 3 +11 16
J. Poole 5 3 3 2/8 1/5 0/0 0 16 0 1 0 1 2 -1 15
K. Bowman 3 2 5 1/3 1/2 0/0 2 24 1 0 1 1 1 +15 15
K. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Russell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Looney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Lee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Smailagic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 114 51 33 43/90 9/29 19/22 24 235 5 10 14 11 40 +95 232
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Morant 20 2 6 7/20 1/3 5/6 1 34 1 1 3 0 2 -25 33
D. Brooks 18 3 0 7/17 3/7 1/1 1 32 2 1 0 0 3 -11 24
J. Crowder 15 11 4 5/11 4/9 1/2 2 33 0 0 2 1 10 -5 32
J. Jackson Jr. 8 0 0 3/7 1/3 1/2 6 18 0 0 1 0 0 -6 7
J. Valanciunas 7 6 3 3/7 0/0 1/1 5 26 0 0 1 3 3 -8 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Morant 20 2 6 7/20 1/3 5/6 1 34 1 1 3 0 2 -25 33
D. Brooks 18 3 0 7/17 3/7 1/1 1 32 2 1 0 0 3 -11 24
J. Crowder 15 11 4 5/11 4/9 1/2 2 33 0 0 2 1 10 -5 32
J. Jackson Jr. 8 0 0 3/7 1/3 1/2 6 18 0 0 1 0 0 -6 7
J. Valanciunas 7 6 3 3/7 0/0 1/1 5 26 0 0 1 3 3 -8 18
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Clarke 17 5 3 6/14 0/2 5/6 2 25 1 1 0 3 2 -3 30
S. Hill 4 0 2 2/3 0/1 0/0 1 22 1 0 0 0 0 -13 9
T. Jones 4 4 4 2/6 0/0 0/0 0 13 0 0 1 0 4 +6 15
K. Anderson 2 5 4 1/1 0/0 0/1 0 20 0 1 1 0 5 -9 15
B. Caboclo 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
D. Melton 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 -14 0
M. Guduric 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 2 0 1 -5 -1
G. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Watanabe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Konchar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Iguodala - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 95 37 26 36/88 9/25 14/19 23 235 6 4 12 7 30 -95 182