Kevin Durant tried to play hero ball for the fourth consecutive game, but ultimately, the Grizzlies henchmen attack tired him out. Although, Durant was able to lay-in the game-tying fingeroll Gervin-style, but Memphis outlasted him with a total team-effort. Memphis' low-post duo of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph decimated the Thunder defense and dominated the offensive boards.The Grizzlies didn't score a single basket in transition, but Gasol and Randolph combined for 46 points and 23 rebounds. Defensively, the Grizzlies switched out Tayshaun Prince and newly-minted 2013 All-NBA First-Teamer Tony Allen on Durant in the second half and held him to 2-of-13 shooting in the fourth quarter and overtime.
The Grizzlies took a 3-1 lead in the series, but Doug Gottlieb took a Twitter shot for the win.
Knicks & Thunder 1-4 offense is about as effective as sergio's iron on 17.Keep it in the bag— David Leonard (@drdavidjleonard) May 14, 2013
Kobe went through this in after Shaq left. LeBron went through it in Cleveland. MJ's early Bulls were this way. It happens.— Darius Soriano (@forumbluegold) May 14, 2013
Scott Brooks on being down 3-1: "It's not over yet and we understand that. ... Friday night there's a barbeque festival right?"— Teresa Walker (@TeresaMWalker) May 14, 2013
The Thunder haven't lost four straight games since 2008-09, their first season. Except for one other time -- the 2012 NBA Finals.— Royce Young (@dailythunder) May 14, 2013
Grizzlies improve to 5-0 at home this postseason, take 3-1 series lead with win over Thunder— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 14, 2013
Kevin Durant finished this game by going 2-for-13 from the field in the 4th quarter/overtime.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 14, 2013
Welp Kevin Durant you won't have to worry about coming in 2nd this time lol not even close— Dee-Dee(@DeeDeeJaxWB) May 14, 2013
randolph might have to buy kevin Durant a new fishing pole because the one kevin got from last years elimination is a little bit rusty . . .— TheRealness . . (@Ry_from94) May 14, 2013