Basketball: Kiwi Steven Adams, Memphis Grizzlies bow out of NBA playoffs with loss at Golden State Warriors

Kiwi Steven Adams and his Memphis Grizzlies have been eliminated from the NBA playoffs, with a 110-96 defeat to Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semi-finals.

Playing without All-Star guard Ja Morant and needing a road victory to keep the best-of-seven series alive, Memphis led 89-87 midway through the final quarter, but conceded the next 10 points to gift winning momentum back to their rivals.

Restored to the starting five after Morant succumbed to a knee injury last week, Adams finished with four points, three assists and 10 rebounds, but struggled to keep the Warriors off the boards - they outrebounded the Grizzlies 70-44 and grabbed 25 at the offensive end.

Adams limped off with a right ankle injury before halftime, but returned to start the third quarter.

Dillon Brooks led Memphis with 30 points, including seven three-pointers, with Desmond Bane scoring 25. Golden State's 'Splash Brothers' - Klay Thompson and Steph Curry scored 30 and 29 points respectively, shooting a combined 14-31 from beyond the arc.

The Grizzlies had produced a recordbreaking performance at home two days ago, leading by as many as 55 points in a 134-95 beatdown, but could not duplicate that showing at San Francisco.

The Warriors win the series 4-2 and advance to the conference finals, where they'll meet the winners of Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks, currently tied at 3-3.