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By The Numbers: Thunder-Grizzlies

by Darnell Mayberry Published: February 4, 2012

Numbers to note from Friday’s 101-94 win over Memphis.

1: Assist for the Thunder in the first quarter. It came 61 seconds into the game. Assist No. 2 didn’t come until 6:47 was left in the second quarter. Making matters worse, OKC had six first-quarter turnovers. By comparison, the Grizzlies had eight first-quarter assists against only one turnover.

5: Turnovers by Russell Westbrook. It was the fifth straight game that Westbrook has had at least five turnovers. He now has 89 on the season, a 4.04 average.

9: Technical fouls that have been called on Kendrick Perkins this season. Perk leads the league in techs and is now four shy of an automatic one-game suspension.

10: Rebounds by Kevin Durant. All of them came in the second half.

12: More bench points for the Thunder, which saw its bench score 27 points. Grizzlies reserves combined to shoot 6-for-22.

15: Offensive rebounds for Memphis. The Grizzlies had 10 of those in the first half alone and just one in the fourth quarter. Although the Thunder did a much better job rebounding the ball defensively in the second half, Memphis still racked up 24 second chance points.

17: Fourth quarter points scored by Memphis. The Grizzlies shot just 5-for-18 (27.8 percent) in the final frame

24: Points scored by James Harden. It’s a season-high and two shy of his career-high. It’s the third time this season that Harden has finished with 24.

29: Thunder points off Grizzlies turnovers. Memphis had 19 turnovers. The Thunder, however, turned it over 17 times for 26 Grizzlies points.

30: First quarter points for the Grizzlies. Memphis joined the L.A. Clippers as the only teams to score at least 30 points in the opening period against the Thunder this season.

33: Free throw attempts by the Thunder, 13 more than the Grizzlies.

36: Points scored by Durant. He had 16 of those in the fourth quarter, and 14 of those 16 in the final five minutes. KD finished one point shy of tying his season high.

50: Paint points by the Grizzlies.

-DM-


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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