MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis and Golden State are fighting for the same playoff positioning. Memphis is trying to do so with a rebuilt team.
Golden State again failed to prove it can take what it wants from Memphis.
The Grizzlies beat the Warriors 99-93 Friday night to stay in the fifth spot in the Western Conference.
It was the ninth straight Memphis win in the series. Both teams want inside the top four for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Warriors drop to 1.5 games back of Memphis.
Memphis is in the thick of the playoff race, but is trying to find itself all over again after trading away leading scorer Rudy Gay last week.
"It was a baby step in terms of trying to come back and be a good team," Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said. "We haven't been a good team. We haven't played with the passion and energy and I thought we did tonight."
The new pieces are trying to come together on short notice. The Grizzlies are now 2-3 since trading Gay to the Raptors...