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SAN FRANCISCO — Klay Thompson knocked down eight 3-pointers on the way to 30 points, Stephen Curry scored 29 with six 3s, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 110-96 in Game 6 on Friday night.

Curry found his shooting touch late and made two straight baskets late in the third for a 78-77 lead entering the final 12 minutes. Draymond Green contributed 14 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists. Kevon Looney grabbed 22 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth with a pair of timely 3s.

Golden State — eliminated by Memphis in the play-in tournament last year — withstood a testy series to advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2019, when the franchise reached its fifth straight NBA Finals before losing to Toronto in the deciding Game 6.

“Whoop that trick!” the delighted, raucous home crowd chanted in the waning moments, the fans’ steal away from Memphis.

Klay Thompson
Klay Thompson scored a team-high 30 points.
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Dillon Brooks scored 30 points with a career-best seven 3-pointers but picked up his second flagrant foul of the series. Desmond Bane added 25.

Curry checked back in for the final 8:21 and delivered a 3 with 5:45 remaining off a beautiful bounce pass by Green. Looney found Green for an easy dunk the next time down, capping a decisive 10-0 run.

After Wednesday’s 134-95 debacle on the Grizzlies’ home floor in which they trailed by as many as 55 , the Warriors were determined to do everything better, especially cutting down on the 22 turnovers leading to 29 points.

Stephen Curry flexes during the Warriors' win over the Grizzlies.
Stephen Curry flexes during the Warriors’ win over the Grizzlies.
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Bane scored the first two baskets of the game before the Warriors ran off 10 consecutive points, with a pair of layups by Green and a 3 by both Curry and Thompson.

Looney started after Jonathan Kuminga had the previous three games following the injury to guard Gary Payton II. He broke his left elbow in an awkward fall after being hit over the head by Brooks in Game 2 that earned Brooks a Flagrant 2 foul and one-game suspension.

He was booed loudly again at every chance by the sellout crowd at Chase Center. When Payton was shown on the big screen during a first-quarter timeout he received a rousing ovation and touched his hand to his heart before encouraging them to get louder.

Stephen Curry shoots during the Warriors win over the Grizzlies.
Stephen Curry shoots during the Warriors win over the Grizzlies.
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Memphis again played without All-Star guard Ja Morant, who missed his third straight game with a bone bruise in his troublesome right knee that the Grizzlies blamed on Jordan Poole pulling on the knee while going for a loose ball in Game 3.

Center Steven Adams limped off gingerly on his right ankle and headed to the locker room 3:23 before halftime but returned. At the same time, Brooks received a Flagrant foul 1 for taking down Curry and the Grizzlies forward and Thompson were hit with double technicals.


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Three teenage boys were stabbed on an MTA bus after school let out Thursday afternoon, police said.

A “large fight” broke out aboard the M96 as it traversed East 96th Street at Third Avenue on the Upper East Side just after 3:30 p.m., police said.

An unknown suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed or slashed two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old during the brawl, according to cops.

The older victim was cut on his left elbow and the two younger teens suffered injuries to their right shoulder and left leg respectively, the NYPD said.

All three boys were taken to Manhattan hospitals in stable condition, authorities said.

It was unclear if the victims were students. There are about a dozen high schools in a ten block radius of the attack, according to maps of the area.


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A 22-year-old man was stabbed on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Thursday afternoon, police said.

The stabbing, which appeared random, happened near a subway entrance at East 63rd Street and Third Avenue just before 2 p.m., according to cops.

The man was taken to Cornell Hospital, cops said. He was in stable condition.

The incident was first reported by uppereastsite.com.


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Jennifer Aniston memorably joined Ellen for her last dance.

Jennifer Aniston had Ellen Degeneres’ audience in stitches after lampooning her high-profile divorce from Brad Pitt on the “Ellen Degeneres Show” finale Thursday. The 53-year-old thespian kicked off her spot by fittingly slow-dancing with pal DeGeneres to Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.” Aniston then dropped the divorce bombshell after the 64-year-old comic asked how she handled the “Friends” finale in 2004.

“Well, I got a divorce and went into therapy,” quipped Aniston while laughing. “And then I did a movie called ‘The Break-Up.’”

She was referencing her highly-publicized split with Brad Pitt in 2005, after the celebrity couple were married for four and a half years. Their marriage had reportedly ended on ugly terms after Pitt, 58, allegedly cheated on JA with actress Angelina Jolie, with whom he’s now embroiled in a fierce custody battle following a split.

Fortunately, it appears that Aniston’s taking the divorce in stride. “I just kind of leaned into the end,” the “Just Go With It” star told DeGeneres. “I was like, ‘You know what guys, let’s just make this a completely new chapter. Let’s just end everything, and start new.”

Apparently the two former flames “are still friends,” per an insider source, who claimed they “talk and have a nice, friendly, cordial relationship,” ET online reported.

Meanwhile, in a 2021 episode of the “Howard Stern Show,” Aniston had claimed that “Brad and I are buddies.” She added that despite their tumultuous history, there’s “no oddness” between her and the “Benjamin Button” star.

The 53-year-old thespian kicked off her spot by fittingly slow-dancing with pal DeGeneres to Donna Summer's "Last Dance."
The 53-year-old thespian kicked off her spot by fittingly slow-dancing with pal DeGeneres to Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.”

The ex-couple had also previously reunited backstage at the 2020 SAG Awards, and conducted a virtual table read together for “Fast Times at Ridgemont” that same year.

Aniston’s appearance on the Ellen’s finale was particularly fitting as she was the first ever on-set guest on the talk show when it premiered in 2003. The sitcom star has since appeared on the program a staggering 20 times during its 19 seasons.

As Aniston joked during the finale, “I’ve been on your show more than you’ve been on the air.”

"Well, I got a divorce and went into therapy," quipped Aniston while laughing. "And then I did a movie called 'The Break-Up.'"
“Well, I got a divorce and went into therapy,” quipped Aniston while laughing. “And then I did a movie called ‘The Break-Up.’”

Arguably the most moving portion of the show, which also featured musical guests Billie Eilish and P!nk, was the tear-jerking final monologue.

Degeneres strode out on stage to a standing ovation from the crowd, which included her wife of 14 years Portia De Rossie, USA Today reported.

We’ve pasted the tear-jerking farewell address in in its entirety below:

“Welcome to our very last show. I walked out here 19 years ago, and I said that this is the start of a relationship. And today is not the end of a relationship. It’s more of a little break. It’s a, ‘You can see other talk shows now. And I may see another audience once in a while.’’”

Aniston was the "Ellen Degeneres Show's" first ever on-set guest when it premiered in 2003.
Aniston was the “Ellen Degeneres Show’s” first ever on-set guest when it premiered in 2003.

“Twenty years ago when we were trying to sell the show, no one thought that this would work. Not because it was a different kind of show, but because I was different. Very few stations wanted to buy the show, and here we are, 20 years later, celebrating this amazing journey together.”

“When we started this show I couldn’t say, ‘gay’ on the show … I said it at home, a lot. ‘What are we having for our gay breakfast?’ Or, ‘Pass the gay salt.’ ‘Has anyone seen the gay remote?’ Things like that, but we couldn’t say, ‘gay.’ I couldn’t say, ‘we’ because that implied that I was with someone. Sure couldn’t say, ‘wife,’ and that’s because it wasn’t legal for gay people to get married, and now I say ‘wife’ all the time.”

Aniston hugs host and longtime pal Ellen Degeneres.
Aniston hugs host and longtime pal Ellen Degeneres.
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“Twenty-five years ago, they canceled my sitcom because they didn’t want a lesbian to be in prime time once a week. And I said, ‘OK, then I’ll be on daytime every day. How about that?’ What a beautiful, beautiful journey that we have been on together. And if this show has made you smile, if it has lifted you up, when you’re in a period of some type of pain, some type of sadness, anything that you’re going through, then I have done my job.”

“Because of this platform, we have been able to change people’s lives, and this show has forever changed my life. It is the greatest experience I have ever had, beyond my wildest imagination So tWitch, one last time, dance with me.”

DeGeneres and her co-executive producer and cohort Stephen “tWitch” Boss closed out the monologue by dancing to “Best of My Love” by The Emotions.


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