Memphis coach Lionel Hollins kept telling his pupils they needed to hang on for just five more minutes. And, five more minutes. Finally for one last time, five more minutes. And after 3 overtimes the Oklahoma City Thunder came through a thrilling encounter in a classic match that will be remembered as they beat the Memphis Grizzlies 133-123. Basketball scores.
With that valuable win, the Thunder recuperated home-court advantage and evened this Western Conference semifinal at two games each by giving Memphis their first loss at home this postseason.
Unfortunately the Grizz ran out of fuel in the third overtime as they hit just 1 of 9 from the court. Zach Randolph once again was the leader for Memphis with 34 points and 16 boards. Marc Gasol had a huge double-double with 26 points and 21 rebounds. O.J. Mayo posted 18 points and Mike Conley 16 before both fouled out. Greivis Vasquez had 14. Basketball odds.
For the Thunder Russell Westbrook had an impressive performance with 40 points and only three turnovers in more than 51 minutes of play. Kevin Durant scored six of his 35 points in the third overtime. James Harden added 19, and Daequan Cook had 10.
The game that had 3 OTs ended on Tuesday morning. Memphis coach Lionel Hollins thanked people for staying up past their bedtimes for a game that was great for fans and the NBA. Who would’ve thought this game was gonna have 3 OTs? And what are the odds of having Venezuelan star Greivis Vasquez score a decisive shot in the first OT?! Unbelievable, this one was definitely up for the odds. Basketball spreads.
Game 5 is on Wednesday night back in Oklahoma City. The winner of the series will play the Dallas Mavericks in the conference finals.
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