Thunder Top Grizzlies, Even Series
Facing the prospect of going down 0-2 to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Oklahoma City Thunder got a big 111-102 win Tuesday night to even the best-of-seven series at a game a piece. It was a must win for the Thunder as the series now shifts to the birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll for Games 3 and 4. Here is more from the AP and espn.com.
Kevin Durant scored 26 points, James Harden led an outburst by Oklahoma City’s bench with 21, and the Thunder evened their series with Memphis by beating the Grizzlies 111-102 in Game 2 on Tuesday night.
After scoring just 16 points in a Game 1 loss, the Thunder’s bench tripled that amount and put Oklahoma City firmly in control with an 18-6 run to start the fourth quarter.
The Grizzlies big man duo of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol only scored 28 points collectively. Both struggled with their shot, and as a result, the upstart Griz couldn’t steal another game in OKC. Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook bounced back from a tough Game 1 and scored 24 points. Game 3 in Memphis on Saturday is set to tip-off at 4:00.