What they're saying about the Thunder's Game 3 loss to Memphis

The Thunder and Grizzlies weigh in on Thursday’s game, which the Thunder lost 98-95.
by Jenni Carlson Published: April 24, 2014

Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant: “We’ve been down 2-0. We’ve been down 2-1. We’ve been in that position before, so I think that experience is going to help us out.”

Memphis coach Dave Joerger: “That team over there is very, very talented, and I expect that they will be very business-like on Saturday. As talented as they are and as many big games as they have won, there will be very little talk, I don’t think, after this. They’re going to come in very focused on Saturday. Saturday’s going to be a heck of a game.”

Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook: “They do a good job of being physical, but we can get to our spots, get what we want. We’ve just got to knock ’em down. We got some open looks, wasn’t that many tough looks. Just wasn’t able to knock them down.”

Memphis guard Tony Allen on why the Grizzlies are able to guard the Thunder so well: “I just believe we’ve got five guys that understand which guys that are going to be effective on that team. Obviously, it’s Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka. We just want to be alert when those (three) have the basketball. Basically, make the Derek Fishers of the world, the Sefoloshas, the Caron Butlers, those guys be the ones that beat us.”

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by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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