Memphis Grizzlies Force Game 7 With Oklahoma City Thunder
The Memphis Grizzlies fought off elimination Friday night as they fought back to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-83 from the FedEx Forum. The Grizzlies trailed at the half but dominated the 2nd half to force a game 7 back in Oklahoma.
The Grizzlies were led by the play of Zach Randolph and Mike Conley. Randolph and Conley both recorded double doubles as Randolph had 30 points and 13 rebounds while Conley had 11 points and 12 assists.
Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was the only highlight for OKC as he finished the game with a team high 27 points. The Thunder’s go to man, Kevin Durant, shot poor from the field as he finished the game with only 11 points on 3-14 shooting, 1-9 from behind the arc.
Durant’s 11 points was the lowest scoring outing for the all-star this season and his lowest point total since Feb 27th, 2009, when he was held to 9 points against the Dallas Mavericks.
With the win, the Grizzlies forced a 7th and deciding game with the Thunder. Game 7 will be back in Oklahoma City on Sunday, tip off is set for 2:30CT. Winner of Game 7 will advance to the Western Conference Finals to battle the Dallas Mavericks.