He has struggled throughout the series. But on Saturday, he wasn’t alone.
No Grizzlies player shot 50 percent or better, with Courtney Lee going 3-of-10 and Conley going 5-of-16, including a miss on a potential game-tying three in the final seconds.
And now it’s a toss-up.
OKC heads back home in a lighter mood, with the series tied at two and the general feeling that its two stars won’t struggle as mightily as they did Saturday night.
“Going into the series, we knew every game is going to be a close game the way that they play,” Brooks said. “They want to take a lot of time off the clock. We knew going into the series it was going to be a very difficult series.”
The third overtime was the charm for Oklahoma City on Saturday night, with a huge lift from Jackson and an important performance from the defense.