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BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Published: May 15, 2011
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HI, MOM!

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.

BRIEFLY

*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.


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