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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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/articleid/3566579/1/pictures/1414717">Photo - Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series on Monday, May 9, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series on Monday, May 9, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

— Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley tied the score at 96 on a rainbow 3-pointer over Kendrick Perkins with 3.5 seconds left in regulation. Before that shot, Conley was 1 for 7 from the field and 0 for 2 from 3-point range. He finished 2 for 12 and 1 for 6.

— Including the regular season, OKC is now 9-3 in overtime — 2-0 in triple overtime, having previously won at New Jersey.

— Gasol finished with 26 points and 21 rebounds, marking the second straight game a Memphis player had 21 boards. Randolph had 21 points and 21 rebounds in Game 3.

In Game 3, Durant attempted just one free throw, and that came on a technical foul. In Game 4, Durant was 16 for 18 from the line.

— In Game 3, the Grizzlies closed regulation with a 15-4 run to force overtime. In Game 4, they closed regulation with a 16-6 run to force overtime.

— In Game 3, OKC scored 10 points in the entire fourth quarter. In Game 4, it scored 13-10-14 in the three five-minute overtime periods.

— Gasol and Randolph combined for six fouls. The Thunder's frontcourt players combined for 20 fouls, with Perkins fouling out in the third overtime.

— Durant, Westbrook (10 for 11) and Harden (10 for 10) combined to convert 36 of 39 from the line.


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