Game 7 pressure: A. Let's see. Russell Westbrook, triple double. Kevin Durant, 39 points on 13-of-25 shooting. James Harden, 17 points and missing only four shots. Among the Thunder pups, only Serge Ibaka played south of great, and Nick Collison's play more than made up for that.
Managing momentum: A. The Grizzlies never scored more than five straight points and only did that in the first six minutes and the last two minutes. Meanwhile, the Thunder had runs of six, nine, seven and seven points. And Thabo Sefolosha made a huge steal-and-dunk, providing the Thunder's only basket the first 3 1/2 minutes of the third quarter.
Defending Randolph: A. Zach Randolph's 6-of-15 shooting, 40 percent, personified his series. In seven games, Randolph made 52 of 128 shots, 40.6 percent. Sunday, Randolph scored only once at the basket. The rest came on jump shots. Nick Collison will infiltrate Randolph's dreams this offseason.
National anthem: A. Gospel star Sandi Patty delivered a rousing rendition, including some seldom-heard wrinkles into high notes.
B Team: B. With O.J. Mayo starting, the Grizzlies' bench figured to be short-handed. But the Thunder reserves played together for 4:08 in the second quarter and lost a point off a 21-17 lead. In the fourth quarter, the reserves played together for 3:11 and extended a 14-point lead to 78-62.
Ball sharing: A. The Thunder had 25 assists, led by Westbrook's 14. The Thunder had been averaging 17.5 in the series and never had more than 17 in the five-game Denver series.
Second chances: C. The Thunder had 16 offensive rebounds, almost matching the Grizzlies' 19, but Memphis outscored OKC 23-12 in second-chance points. Randolph's putback of Mayo's missed foul shot with 20 seconds left in the third quarter was Memphis' last hurrah, cutting the Thunder lead to 69-58.
Perimeter shooting: A. The Thunder made 11 of 28 3-pointers, despite Daequan Cook's 0-for-4 showing. Such shooting was big considering OKC got outscored 46-36 in the paint. The Thunder was solid on midrange jumpers, too. Even Kendrick Perkins canned a 16-footer.
Basket protection: A. The Thunder blocked 11 shots, matching the third-highest total in 94 games this season. And Ibaka wasn't even the chief instigator. Durant and Collison each blocked three shots, and Perkins rejected two. The Thunder blocked five shots by penetrating point guard Mike Conley.