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Grizzlies take Game 3 in OT

Memphis leads Series 2-1 following 98-95 win.

Six players scored in double figures as the Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 98-95 in Game 3 at home Thursday night. Zach Randolph notched 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. The Grizz look to take a 3-1 lead on Saturday in Memphis. Photos | Box Score



Key Stats of the Night

  • The Grizzlies and Thunder have now played seven overtime games since the beginning of the 2010-11 season… With tonight’s win, Memphis is now 6-1 in those seven overtime games against Oklahoma City.
  • During the regular season, Memphis was 10-4 in games decided by three points or less and one of four teams in the NBA with double-digit one-possession victories.

Key Run of the Night

  • After falling behind 88-85 with 4:09 left in overtime, Memphis went on a 12-4 run to take an overtime-high five-point lead (97-92) with 10.9 seconds left in the game…Oklahoma City cut the lead to three with just under three seconds left, but failed to get any closer.

Game Notes

  • Including the regular season, Memphis has now won 15 consecutive home games and has not lost inside FedExForum since Feb. 5 against Dallas… The Grizzlies have now won five of the last six and four consecutive home playoff games against the Thunder.
  • Memphis improved to 5-5 all-time in game 3’s and has won five of its last seven game 3’s, including three against the Thunder.
  • With tonight’s loss, Oklahoma City fell to 0-5 in the third game of a series in its history when the series was tied 1-1.
  • The Grizzlies limited the Thunder to just .391 shooting (34-of-87 FG) in tonight’s game… During the regular season, Oklahoma City was held under .400 shooting from the field just nine times…The Grizzlies have now held them under that mark in back-to-back games.
  • Memphis held Oklahoma City to just .179 shooting (5-of-28 3FG) from beyond the arc tonight… Since moving to Oklahoma City, the Thunder have been held to .200 or less shooting from behind the arc in the playoffs just seven times…Three of those games have come against the Grizzlies.
  • Memphis’ bench outscored Oklahoma City’s by 25 (34-9) in tonight’s game… Through three games, the Grizzlies’ bench is averaging 30.7 points compared to just 16 bench points per game by the Thunder.
  • The Grizzlies forced the Thunder into committing 16 turnovers and converted them into 22 points while Oklahoma City turned 15 Memphis turnovers into just nine points.
  • The Grizzlies outscored the Thunder in the paint by 14 (62-48) despite being outrebounded by one (48-47) and trailing in second-chance points by three (13-10).

Player Notes

  • Zach Randolph tallied his second double-double of the series with 16 points, 10 rebounds and postseason career-high tying six assists… Tonight was the Randolph’s second career playoff game with at least 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
  • Mike Conley posted a team-high 20 points (8-of-14 FG) along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals.
  • Tony Allen came off the bench to score 16 points (8-of-15 FG) along with nine rebounds, three assists and two steals while Beno Udrih contributed 12 points (5-of-6 FG), two rebounds and two assists…Udrih now has 26 points scored in his last 28 minutes played over the past two games.
  • Russell Westbrook (9-of-26 FG) and Kevin Durant (10-of-27 FG) both scored a game-high 30 points for the Thunder… Westbrook grabbed a double-double with 13 rebounds along with two assists while Durant hauled in nine rebounds, dished out three assists and blocked a playoff career-high five shots.