Photos: Golden State Warriors defeat Memphis Grizzlies without coach Steve Kerr

Warriors coach Steve Kerr tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals series against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The news of Kerr entering the league’s health and safety protocols broke just two hours before tipoff Monday night. No one else on the Warriors’ roster or staff tested positive Monday.

Assistant coach Mike Brown is serving as the acting head coach in place of Kerr.

Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant will miss Game 4 with a knee injury, while Warriors Jonathan Kuminga started Game 4, his second career playoff start.

Meanwhile, Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green was grieving for Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball player, who played for the Spartans from 2010-14 died at the age of 31 after being shot in Orlando Florida early Monday morning.⁠

The Warriors currently hold a 3-1 lead over the Grizzlies in the best-of-seven series after their 101-98 win tonight.

Bay Area News Group’s Madeline Kenney contributed to this report.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 7: Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr coachers his team during Game 3 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Kerr tested positive for COVID -19 on Monday evening. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Golden State Warriors’ Jordan Poole (3) goes up for a basket past Memphis Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) in the second quarter of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Sammy Guiterrez, of Pittsburg, cheers for the Warriors in the first quarter at the Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group) 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Golden State Warriors’ Jordan Poole (3) goes up for a basket past Memphis Grizzlies’ Steven Adams (4) in the first quarter of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown speaks with Golden State Warriors assistant coach Bruce Fraser before the start of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) blocks a shot by Memphis Grizzlies’ Steven Adams (4) in the second quarter of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Taylor Dyste, of San Francisco, and Stephen Bass, of San Francisco, cheer with French bulldogs Gus,6, and Marty,2, in front of the Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) looks to pass the ball against Memphis Grizzlies’ Desmond Bane (22) in the second quarter of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Taylor Dyste, of San Francisco, and Stephen Bass, of San Francisco, greet people in front of the Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Memphis Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks (24) stands next to Golden State Warriors’ Jordan Poole (3) in the second quarter of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) goes up for a basket past Memphis Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) in the first quarter of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Fans get signatures from former Warrior Zaza Pachulia at the Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown coaches from the sideline against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first quarter of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 9: Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) writes the words “RIP AP” and “Long Live 5” on his shoes during Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 9, 2022. Green was grieving for Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball player, who played for the Spartans from 2010-14 died at the age of 31. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)