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Thunder tidbits: OKC, Memphis standouts play 50-plus minutes

BY JOHN ROHDE Staff Writer jrohde@opubco.com Published: May 10, 2011
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A few tidbits from the Oklahoma City Thunder's 133-123, triple-overtime victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 on Monday night/Tuesday morning:

— The game took three hours, 52 minutes to complete and ended at 12:40 a.m. What remained of the sellout crowd inside FedExForum gave the Grizzlies a standing ovation in the final seconds.

Kevin Durant (57), Marc Gasol (57), Zach Randolph (56) and Russell Westbrook (51) each played 50-plus minutes.

— Thunder reserve guard James Harden finished 35 seconds shy of playing 50 minutes, while starter Thabo Sefolosha played 15 minutes.

— Durant and Harden were a combined 0 for 9 from 3-point range before Durant buried his lone 3-pointer with 2:08 remaining in the first overtime to give OKC a 105-98 lead. Harden hit his lone 3-pointer to tie the score with 1:07 left in the second overtime. Each finished 1 for 6 beyond the arc.

— The Grizzlies easily ranked last in 3-pointers made during regular season, averaging just 3.8 per game. They hit four from with 3.5 seconds left in regulation to 9.4 seconds left in the first overtime.

“They made some incredible shots, but that's what NBA players do,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said.

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