Memphis 94, Oklahoma City 88

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, April 2, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #16 David Guthrie, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 21 21 26 26 94
Oklahoma City 22 22 20 24 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 29-22 17-7 12-15 W2
Oklahoma City 40-13 23-5 17-8 L1

Recap


GRIZZLIES 94, THUNDER 88: O.J. Mayo scored 22 points and hit a key 3-pointer in the final seconds as visiting Memphis moved up in the Western Conference and snapped Oklahoma City's six-game winning streak.

Tony Allen added 15 points and eight rebounds and Marc Gasol chipped in 13 and eight for the Grizzlies, who moved into a tie for fifth place in the West.

The Thunder, who clinched a playoff berth Sunday, are 2½ games ahead of San Antonio for the top spot.

Memphis shot 30.7 percent in the first half but went into the break only down 44-42 thanks to an advantage on the offensive glass and the 12 turnovers it managed to force.

The Grizzlies started to get things going offensively in the third quarter, beginning the frame with a 9-2 run to grab the lead. Every time the Thunder tried to get back on top Memphis responded, with Mayo answered three times in the final 2:29 of the third after Oklahoma City had cut it to two points.

The Grizzlies held an 87-78 edge with 3:15 left but missed six straight shots and was called for a shot clock violation over the next 2:58 as the Thunder cut it to 87-86.

Mayo finally broke the drought, burying a 3-pointer from the right wing with 17.2 seconds left. Zach Randolph and Allen each hit a pair of free throws to close it out.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Kevin Durant scored 21 points and Russell Westbrook added 19 to lead Oklahoma City. … The Grizzlies went 22 for 24 from the free throw line. Memphis was playing the first in a stretch of five games in six days.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Oklahoma City
O.J. Mayo 22 Scoring Kevin Durant 21
O.J. Mayo 3 Assists James Harden 5
Marreese Speights 13 Rebounds Kendrick Perkins 11
Zach Randolph 6 Free Throws Made Russell Westbrook 9
Gilbert Arenas 2 Steals Russell Westbrook 3
Marc Gasol 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 94 39.1 4-16 22-24 12 43 1 9 10
Oklahoma City 88 45.2 5-21 17-24 14 43 8 6 18

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Thunder have a W/L % of .707 after a win and .917 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .478 after a loss.
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