Oklahoma City 99, Memphis 72

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:30 PM
Location - Oklahoma City Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #13 Monty McCutchen, #23 Jason Phillips, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 17 18 17 20 72
Oklahoma City 17 29 25 28 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 46-36 30-11 16-25 L2
Oklahoma City 55-27 30-11 25-16 W2

Recap


Kevin Durant scored 19 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder took a 3-2 series lead with a convincing 99-72 victory over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday in the Western Conference semifinals.

Daequan Cook scored 18 points and was 6-for-7 from the field, and fourth-seeded Oklahoma City controlled the final 2 1/2 quarters en route to its second straight win.

Marc Gasol had 15 points to pace eighth-seeded Memphis.

The Thunder, who lead the series for the first time, can earn a spot in the Western Conference finals against Dallas by winning Friday’s Game 6 in Memphis.

Oklahoma City appeared fresher than the Grizzlies in the first game since Monday’s epic triple-overtime encounter won by the Thunder 133-123.

The Thunder didn’t lead for the first time until Serge Ibaka’s basket gave them a 32-31 lead with 4:41 left in the first half. Ibaka’s hoop started a half-finishing 16-4 run and Oklahoma City dominated the third quarter and took a 71-52 lead.

Russell Westbrook added 11 points and six assists in only 25 minutes, and Nick Collison had 10 rebounds for the Thunder. Cook had four of Oklahoma City’s nine 3-pointers.

Memphis star Zach Randolph had only nine points on 3-of-9 shooting, and Mike Conley also had a poor outing with nine points on 4-of-16 shooting as the Grizzlies shot 35.9 percent from the field.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Oklahoma City
Marc Gasol 15 Scoring Kevin Durant 19
Mike Conley 4 Assists Eric Maynor 9
Zach Randolph 7 Rebounds Nick Collison 10
Darrell Arthur 3 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 4
Marc Gasol 3 Steals Nazr Mohammed 2
Marc Gasol 2 Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 72 35.9 2-8 14-23 15 33 7 8 15
Oklahoma City 99 47.4 9-20 16-21 22 50 5 7 18

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Thunder have a W/L % of .618 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .596 after a win and .514 after a loss.
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