BENCH: B. Nick Collison returned from several lackluster games and played strong, 10 points and three rebounds, before fouling out with 3:42 left. Kevin Martin was a huge help offensively, scoring 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting. But Fisher, who has been so stout these playoffs, reverted back to his March ways, going 1-of-5 from the field and frankly not coming close on most of his misses.
RIB GAME: A. The Grizzlies staged a cool timeout act. Rendezvous Barbeque sponsored a promotion in which three guys in rib costumes played 3-on-2 against two 20-somethings. The ribs couldn't even grab the ball, but they stood about seven feet tall in their costume. The game ended in a scoreless tie — the ribs are unbeaten in the playoffs.
SMALL LINEUP: B. The Thunder held its own again by going small. The lineup with Durant playing forward outscored Memphis 39-35. But when both Gasol and Randolph were on the floor, that lineup gave the Thunder all kinds of trouble on the boards.