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2014 Round 1, Game 4 recap

Thunder defeat Grizzlies, 92-89 in OT heartbreaker; Series tied at 2-2.

Grizzlies

Despite 23 points and 11 rebounds from Marc Gasol, the Grizzlies lost Game 4, 92-89 in overtime, tying the series at two games apiece. Mike Conley scored 14 points and dished out 10 assists and Tony Allen recorded 14 points and 13 rebounds. Zach Randolph added 11 points and seven rebounds. Box Score

Highlights

  • Thunder vs. Grizzlies: Game 4
    Reggie Jackson scores a playoff career-high 32 points and grabs 9 rebounds to lead the Thunder in a 92-89 overtime win over the Grizzlies tying the series at 2-2.
  • Protection On The Drive
    Mike Conley drives and feeds Tony Allen who contorts his body to protect the bankshot against Serge Ibaka's block attempt.
  • Pull Up J
    Mike Conley, tightly defended by Russell Westbrook, pulls up and connects on the jumper.
  • Let It Fly
    Beno Udrih feeds Mike Miller who drains the pull-up triple.
  • Conley's Grit
    Mike Conley blows past Reggie Jackson and converts the tough layup in the paint.
  • Stay Persistent
    Marc Gasol misses the floater, gets the rebound and dunks it home.
  • Gasol's Soft Touch
    Mike Conley finds makes the pocket pass to Marc Gasol who hits the runner over Kendrick Perkins' swat attempt.
  • With A Hard Hat
    Tony Allen backs into the lane, misses on the hook, rebounds and converts the second attempt.

Key Stats of the Night

  • Tonight marked the third consecutive overtime game between the two teams in the series and the eighth overtime game between the two since the beginning of the 2010-11 season… With the loss tonight, Memphis is 6-2 in those eight overtime games… The Grizzlies lost for just the fifth time this season in a game decided by three points or less… Memphis was 11-4 previously on the season in such games.
  • Counting tonight’s game, Memphis and Oklahoma City have played 7, 478 minutes of head-to-head basketball since the beginning of the 2010-11 season (including playoffs)… That number is by far the most in the league in that time period between two teams…Miami and Boston rank second in that category with 6,605 total minutes of head-to-head basketball.

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Key Run of the Night

  • After a 28-11 fourth quarter run gave Memphis a game-high five point lead (80-75) with 1:20 left to go in the period, Oklahoma City scored the game’s final five points to tie the game at 80 force overtime for a third consecutive game.

Team Notes

  • Tonight’s loss snapped Memphis’ 15-game home winning streak dating back to the regular season and marks the first loss for the Grizzlies at FedExForum since Feb. 5 against Dallas… Tonight also snapped Memphis’ four-game home playoff winning streak against the Thunder.
  • The Thunder held Memphis to just .372 shooting from the field in tonight’s game as the Grizzlies fell to just 3-13 in franchise playoff history when shooting .400 or less from the field… Memphis’ .372 mark from the field is tied for the ninth-lowest shooting percentage in franchise playoff history.
  • The Grizzlies limited the Thunder to just .367 shooting (33-of-90 FG) in tonight’s game… This marks the third consecutive game that Memphis has held Oklahoma City to under .400 shooting… The Thunder never shot under .400 in three consecutive games during the regular season and did it just once in back-to-back games during the year (Jan. 7-9).
  • Since moving to Oklahoma City, tonight marked just the fourth time in playoff franchise history that the Thunder won despite shooting under .400 from the field…Oklahoma City was just 3-10 in such games coming into tonight.
  • Memphis shot just .565 (13-of-23 FT) from the free-throw line compared to a .900 (18-of-20 FT) mark for the Thunder… The Grizzlies’ .565 percentage from the charity stripe was the second-lowest in franchise playoff history… Memphis fell to 0-5 in franchise playoff history when shooting less than .600 from the free throw line.
  • The Grizzlies grabbed 13 steals tonight against the Thunder, tying the franchise playoff record for steals in a game… Memphis converted 21 Oklahoma City turnovers into just 15 points while the Thunder turned 14 Grizzlies turnovers into a matching 15 points.
  • After averaging just 16 points per game in the first three games of the series, Oklahoma City’s bench tallied 43 points tonight and outscored Memphis’ bench by 13 (43-30).
  • The Thunder outrebounded Memphis by nine (58-49) and have outrebounded the Grizzlies in each of the first four games of the series.

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Player Notes

  • After scoring a combined 15 points in the first three games of the series, Reggie Jackson came off the bench to tally a career-high (regular season or playoffs) 32 points (11-of-16 FG) and nine rebounds… Jackson also went a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line.
  • Marc Gasol posted his first double-double of the series with 23 points (10-of-21 FG) and 11 rebounds along with four assists and two blocked shots.
  • Tony Allen delivered a double-double with 14 points (6-of-14 FG) and 13 rebounds, including 10 offensive boards... With tonight’s effort, Allen became just the second Grizzlies player in franchise playoff history to notch a double-double coming off the bench (Lorenzen Wright, April 29, 2006 against Dallas)… Allen’s 10 offensive rebounds tied the franchise playoff record for offensive rebounds in a game set by Marc Gasol on May, 9 2011, also against Oklahoma City.
  • Serge Ibaka stuffed the stat sheet, putting up a double-double with 12 points (6-of-11 FG) and 14 rebounds along with five blocked shots.
  • Mike Conley notched a double-double with 14 points and ten assists along with four rebounds and four steals.

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