Memphis 94, Oklahoma City 101

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 3, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #36 David Jones, #61 Courtney Kirkland
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 30 20 27 17 94
Oklahoma City 25 19 25 32 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 12-11 7-3 5-8 L1
Oklahoma City 18-4 9-1 9-3 W2

Recap


Kevin Durant scored 36 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the visiting Memphis Grizzlies 101-94 on Friday night.

James Harden came off the bench to tie a season high with 24 points and spark a fourth-quarter comeback as the Thunder beat the Grizzlies for the third time this season to improve to an NBA-best 18-4.

Durant scored 16 points in the final quarter, including 10 in the final 2 1/2 minutes, as Oklahoma City won for the sixth time in seven games and moved to 9-1 at home.

Marc Gasol scored a season-high 24 points and Rudy Gay added 23 for Memphis, which had its modest two-game winning streak snapped.

The Grizzles, behind 12 third-quarter points from Gasol, carried a 77-69 lead into the final 12 minutes.

Harden ignited the Thunder by scoring 10 points in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter to deadlock the score at 81-81.

Memphis forged its final tie at 94-94 on a 3-pointer by Mike Conley, but Durant answered with a 3-pointer of his own with 53 seconds left and drilled an 18-foot jumper with 22 ticks remaining to seal it.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Oklahoma City
Marc Gasol 24 Scoring Kevin Durant 36
Mike Conley 5 Assists Russell Westbrook 7
Marc Gasol 8 Rebounds Kevin Durant 10
Marc Gasol 6 Free Throws Made Russell Westbrook 8
Mike Conley 3 Steals Nick Collison 3
Marc Gasol 2 Blocks Daequan Cook 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 94 42.5 4-13 16-20 19 39 7 10 19
Oklahoma City 101 47.9 7-17 26-33 14 35 12 8 17

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Thunder have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .364 after a loss.
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