Reserves: A. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook opened the fourth quarter on the bench for rest. The Thunder led 78-68. When they returned, with just 4:58 left, the lead was 99-84, and the Thunder reserves had built a lead as high as 21. Eric Maynor and James Harden combined for 36 points, and the Thunder bench outscored Memphis' 48-29.
Perimeter pressure: B. The Memphis perimeter players made 26 of 48 shots, but it came at a cost. The Grizzlies had 16 turnovers, twice as many as in Game 1.
Ball security: C. The Thunder was careless early with seven turnovers the first 9 1/2 minutes, marring an otherwise great start. But the Thunder settled down and finished with 16.
Timeout act: A. Between the third and fourth quarters, fan Roman Owen nailed a halfcourt shot to win $20,000 from MidFirst Bank. The shot drew a celebration from the Thunder's Nate Robinson, a smile from Memphis' Rudy Gay and a roar from the crowd that carried over to the Thunder's fourth-quarter spree.
Finish: D. In Game 1, the Thunder didn't finish at the basket, missing too many close shots. In Game 2, the Thunder did a poor job of finishing the final two minutes. A 21-point lead with 6 1/2 minutes left dwindled to 104-98 with 46 seconds left.
Lineup juggling: A. Early foul trouble — Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins and Durant all had two in the first quarter — had Scotty Brooks scrambling. Then Serge Ibaka's second-quarter knee injury further complicated things. But Brooks mixed and matched enough to get to halftime with a 54-44 lead.
Community spirit: B. Almost everyone in the building wore the royal blue T-shirts that awaited on every seat. Durant's mom (OSU orange) and grandmother (Nebraska red) were notable exceptions, but Durant himself made up for it. He wore one of the T-shirts while sitting much of the fourth quarter.
Defensive rebounding: B. The Grizzlies had 13 offensive rebounds, but six came after the Thunder spurted to a 16-point lead with 8:53 left, and four came on one possession in the second quarter.
Nick Collison: A. Fabulous job of guarding Zach Randolph, who went 12-of-22 from the field in Game 1 but was 2-of-13 in Game 2. Collison, called on for more duty with Ibaka's injury, shoved Randolph further from the basket, and Randolph's shots not only missed, they missed badly.
By Berry Tramel