REBOUNDING: A. A game after getting hammered on the boards, the Thunder was astoundingly good in Game 3. The Grizzlies had only three second-chance points and four offensive rebounds. Somehow, in a game in which the Thunder shot 33.3 percent from the field, it still outrebounded Memphis 51-44.
TOWEL EFFECT: C. Instead of T-shirts resting on each seat, fans were greeted with a yellow “We Don't Bluff” towel, referencing Randolph's “I don't bluff” response to his conflict with Perkins in November. Nice change of pace from the usual playoff fare of all the fans in the same color. Alas, the towels weren't put to much use. A couple of solid towel-waving moments, but Three Rivers Stadium this wasn't.
PAINT SHOOTING: D. The Thunder made just 11 of 27 shots in the paint. Ibaka missed two dunks, virtually uncontested. Most of the other Thunder misses were amid the Gasol International Forest. But still. The Thunder has got to be more productive on shots close to the basket.