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Thunder get the drop on Grizzlies in Game 1
Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant finished with 33 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series.
The Thunder dominated the first half and led by 22 at break, but saw their lead shrink to just two points, 74-72, following Mike Miller's 3-pointer with 8:46 to go.
Durant found Serge Ibaka under the basket for a 3-point play on the other end to spark a 13-1 run that essentially sealed the win for Oklahoma City.
Durant scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting over the final 12 minutes.
Russell Westbrook added 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists and Ibaka had 17 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in the win.
Zach Randolph paced the Grizzlies with 21 points and 11 rebounds while Mike Conley and Marc Gasol finished with 16 points apiece. Conley added 11 assists in the setback.
Memphis small forward Tayshaun Prince played just 4 1/2 minutes before he left due to an illness.
Game 2 is in Oklahoma City on Monday.
04/20 00:48:56 ET
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