What it means?
Although the momentum has heavily shifted in Memphis’ direction, this series certainly isn’t over. The Grizzlies, and their underwhelming offense, look beatable. And OKC even had that golden chance to recapture home court on Saturday, tied with two minutes to play. The Thunder didn’t get it done for the second game in a row, but it’s not inconceivable to think they’ll have the same opportunity Monday night. Question is, can a team that’s suddenly gone cold down the stretch show up in the closing moments? We’ll see.
Serge Ibaka is 12/39 shooting in this series, including 0/11 in the first quarter. Part of that is because of the talented and taxing frontline he’s going against (and defending pretty well), but much can be attributed to his broken jumpshot and shattered confidence. He didn’t seem afraid to take the shots on Saturday (17 attempts), just hesitant and unsure if they’d even hit rim. And then there were the two missed dunks (and I mean wide open dunks) and a botched layup that speak for themselves.
How about this play from Reggie Jackson?
KD doing KD things: 25 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and one coast-to-coast slam.
“The Thunder without Westbrook is like Christmas without Santa” -ESPN analyst Bruce Bowen
Tweet of the game
Kendrick Perkins got 17 minutes, none in the fourth quarter.
Game 4 is in Memphis on Monday night at 8:30.
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