Desmond Bane of the Memphis Grizzlies controls the ball against Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors during game six of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference semi-finals
Klay Thompson (left) top scored for the Warriors with 40 points

The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Western Conference play-offs with a win over Memphis.

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry scored 30 and 29 points, respectively, to help the home side to a 4-2 series win.

They will face either the Phoenix Suns or the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks to level their series at 3-3 and will play a game seven on Sunday.

The Warriors had taken a hammering in Memphis in game five, but the game was much tighter in the final quarter, with each side trading the lead three times.

They have reached the Western Conference final six times in the last eight years.

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This is obviously a bad day for the Grizzlies, according to coach Taylor Jenkins.

Such a special season with a special group, and I want them to remember that, despite the loss.

Going into a home game with a 3-2 series lead, the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks had a chance to progress.

It was the first 40-point, 20-rebound game since 2001 and it was played by the star man, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Celtics were able to keep their series alive with a 46 point performance from Jayson Tatum.

The season was on the line. I knew it and we knew it. We had to give everything we had.

The winner of the Milwaukee-Celtics series will face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference final.

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