NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Oklahoma City
(Wednesday, January 28th)
Final Score: Oklahoma City 114, Memphis 102 (OT)
Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Jeff Green scored 23 points and went 5- for-6 from three-point range to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Memphis Grizzlies, 114-102, in overtime.
Kevin Durant added 35 points -- eight in overtime -- 10 rebounds and six assists for the Thunder, who have won two straight and five of seven overall. Russell Westbrook ended with 16 points and Chucky Atkins 10 in the win.
Rudy Gay tallied 25 points and eight boards for the Grizzlies, who have lost a season-high 11 consecutive games and failed to give Lionel Hollins his first victory. Hollins left his assistant coaching post in Milwaukee to take the job with the Grizzlies after Marc Iavaroni was fired last week.
Marc Gasol and Mike Conley scored 15 points apiece, while O.J. Mayo had 17 points in the setback.
Gay's layup gave Memphis an early 102-100 lead in overtime, but Oklahoma City rattled off 10 straight points to take a 110-102 advantage with 53.6 seconds remaining. The spurt was highlighted by Durant's emphatic putback slam off a missed layup by Westbrook.
Oklahoma City continued to score, while holding Memphis scoreless, following the surge, to take the win.
Memphis went up 37-24 after the first quarter but had its lead trimmed to 57-56 at the break.
Mayo's jumper put the Grizzlies on top, 70-69, but Green answered with a three-pointer that sparked a 12-1 Thunder run.
Green also closed it out with a jumper to give the home team an 81-71 lead heading into the final frame.
Six free throws from Mayo cut it to 98-94 with just under two minutes left in the game.
Conley's fast-break layup brought the visitors within 100-98 with 38.1 ticks left.
The Thunder then inbounded the ball and worked it around to Durant, who drove the baseline but lost control of the ball. The Grizzlies worked the ball upcourt and Conley missed a three-pointer. Gay, though, came up with the rebound and laid in the tying basket as time expired.
The Thunder shot 51.2 percent from the field, while the Grizzlies hit 43.5 percent of their shots...Oklahoma City hit 62.1 percent from the foul line(18- of-29) as Memphis drained 80 percent (20-of-25) from the stripe...The Grizzlies own a 2-18 mark on the road this season, and are battling through the longest skid since dropping the final two games of the 2001-02 campaign and the first 13 of 2002-03...Oklahoma City improved to 8-17 at home this season...Oklahoma City leads the season series 2-1...The Grizzlies are 5-21 on the road all-time against the Sonics/Thunder.
01/28 23:11:05 ET