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Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Memphis' Mike Conley has 'deaf ears' about playing through injury

Mike Conley has been diagnosed with a right hamstring strain, an injury that first occurred during a regular season game in Phoenix near the conclusion of the regular season.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: May 2, 2014
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DURANT’S SHOOTING STRUGGLES CONTINUE

For the second time in six games in this series, Durant on Thursday did not make a 3-pointer despite taking at least six attempts.

Durant was 0-for-6 in Game 6, dropping his 3-point percentage in this series to 23 percent. He’s 12-for-48 from that distance.

“I don’t really care,” Durant said Friday when asked why his 3-point shot hasn’t been falling. “I’m going to keep shooting it if it’s open. Let it fly.”

In the last four games, Durant is 4-for-29 from 3-point range.

OKC GETS GAME 6 BY DOING LITTLE THINGS

The Thunder’s 104-84 win in Game 6 was the result of OKC improving several things that had been a struggle in the previous losses.

Durant and Russell Westbrook played well on the same night, Reggie Jackson provided scoring punch off the bench and the Thunder’s defense was dominant all night.

But Thunder coach Scott Brooks said his team’s ability to do the little things were every bit as important.

“We did a good job of really attacking the little things: boxing out, closing out under control, playing with a purpose on the offensive end,” Brooks said. “And then we made some shots. When you don’t make shots, you still want to defend and compete. We’ve done that.”

GAME 7 TICKET PRICES SOAR

Tickets for the Thunder-Grizzlies on Saturday night are the most expensive on the secondary market for a Thunder home game since Game 2 of the 2012 NBA Finals, according to SeatGeek.

Game 7 is going for an average of $241.

Game 2 of the 2012 NBA Finals drew an average ticket price of $731.

Game 7 of the Thunder-Grizzlies series also is the most expensive of Saturday’s three Game 7s throughout the NBA. The Warriors-Clippers game in Los Angeles has an average ticket price of $217, while the Hawks-Pacers game in Indianapolis has an average ticket price of $73.

QUOTABLE

Derek Fisher on Durant’s Game 6 performance — “I think he embraced the moment and the opportunity that was before him and before our team. That’s what the great ones do. In the face of struggle or adversity or doubt, or people questioning things about you, you crack a smile and you go out and you put on one of your best performances out there. That’s why he’s going to be the MVP in my opinion.” 

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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