TICKETS FOR GAMES 3 AND 4 ON SALE
A limited number of tickets for the Thunder's first two home games of the Western Conference Finals go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. and are available only on thunder.nba.com.
Games 1 and 2 of the series will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday and Thursday. Game 3 is Saturday in Oklahoma City Arena and Game 4 is Monday.
Every game in the entire series will tip off at 8 p.m. and be televised on ESPN.
Two years ago, Thunder coach Scott Brooks was so disgusted with how his team executed the alley-oop play, he banned it from competition. "That's a true story," Brooks said.
This year's Thunder team frequently has turned the lob play into an art form. It transpired in Game 7 on Sunday afternoon with an alley-oop pass from Russell Westbrook to Kevin Durant with 6:39 left in the third quarter that sparked a 19-7 run for OKC in the next five minutes against Memphis and made an already raucous sellout crowd of 18,203 grow even louder inside Oklahoma City Arena.
In that crowd was NBA Commissioner David Stern, who also attended Game 6 in Memphis on Friday.
Others spotted included actor James Cromwell, Desmond Mason, Kevin Bookout and "NBA Superfan" Jimmy Goldstein, a Hollywood millionaire who typically attends more than 100 games each season and has yet to miss a Thunder playoff game the last two years.
A significant roar came during a timeout with 7:52 left in the second quarter when Durant's mother, Wanda Pratt, was shown standing and clapping to the Bee Gees hit "You Should Be Dancing."
Durant was sitting on the scorer's table, waiting for the timeout to end, when he looked up and saw his mother on the big screen. Reserve center Nazr Mohammed simultaneously was giving some last-minute instructions to Durant, who nodded and then looked up again.
*The Thunder is now 24-6 this season after a loss, 4-0 in the playoffs.
*OKC had more fast break points than the Grizzlies in all seven games.
*Sunday marked the only game of the series when the winning team did not have more points in the paint, where Memphis held a 46-36 edge in Game 7.
*The Thunder outscored Memphis 21-17 in each of the first two quarters Sunday.
*OKC turned 10 Memphis turnovers into 17 points, while the Grizzlies turned 13 turnovers by the Thunder into 11 points.
*OKC reserve guard James Harden, who started the series 25 for 25 from the free-throw line, went 1 for 4 in Game 7.
*With 14.8 seconds left in the game, chants of "We want Dallas" began.