OKC Thunder: Grizzlies take commanding 3-1 lead against Thunder

Memphis holds off Oklahoma City 103-97 in overtime, pushing the Thunder to the brink of elimination.
BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Modified: May 14, 2013 at 12:18 am •  Published: May 14, 2013
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Entering Monday game, the Thunder had averaged 89.0 points while shooting just 39.9 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from 3-point range, well below their high-ranking regular-season averages of 105.7 points, 48.5 percent and 37.0 percent.

Game 4 wasn't half-bad as OKC shot 53.8 percent in the first half to take a 56-48 lead at intermission.

As has been the case much of the series, the Thunder faltered in the second half, shooting just 37.5 percent from the floor.

Memphis outscored OKC 9-3 in overtime as the Thunder shot just 1 for 8 from the field with Kevin Durant going 0 for 5.

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol swished a 15-footer with 22.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Grizzlies a 100-97 lead.

Memphis guard and former Oklahoma State standout Tony Allen essentially sealed the win by stealing the ensuing inbound pass from Derek Fisher. Gasol added another free throw with 20.8 seconds left.



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