OKC needed one game to understand that their series with the Grizzlies was going to be played in some sort of mined field. Nevertheless, Kevin Durant and his supporting cast came through to keep the Oklahoma City Thunder out of a risky 0-2 gap in the Western Conference semifinals. Basketball scores.
Durant led the way for OKC with 26 points, James Harden had an outburst coming off the bench with 21, and the Thunder tied their series with the Grizzlies by thrashing Memphis 111-102 in Game 2 on Tuesday night.
After scoring just 16 points in a Game 1 loss, the Thunder’s bench erupted and tripled that amount and put the Thunder determinedly in charge to take over the fourth quarter. Russell Westbrook scored 24 and his backup, Eric Maynor, added 15 for the Thunder. Westbrook’s long-range game was slowed down Tuesday, but his inside game was strong in the Thunder’s Game 2 win. Basketball odds .
On the Grizzlies side: Mike Conley led the way with 24 points, while Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol combined to make just five of 22 shots for a total of 28 points between both… just over half their total from the opener game. In Game 1 the interior duo was a huge part of the Grizzlies’ big win. But Game 2 was a whole other story as the Thunder improved their interior defense and tied the series.
Not everything went great for OKC as they lost starting power forward Serge Ibaka to an apparent right knee injury with 2 minutes remaining in the game. He limped to the locker room after fouling Conley and crashing to the floor along the baseline.
Game 3 will shift to Memphis on Saturday night. Basketball spreads.
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