Oklahoma City 106, Memphis 89

Date - Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #75 Eric Dalen, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 22 12 33 22 89
Oklahoma City 32 26 21 27 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 29-16 17-7 12-9 L1
Oklahoma City 35-11 20-3 15-8 W1


Thunder 106, Grizzlies 89
: Kevin Durant scored 27 points and Russell Westbrook added 21 as host Oklahoma City used a big first half to subdue undermanned Memphis.

Durant and Westbrook combined to shoot 19-for-33 from the field with 16 rebounds and 12 assists for the Thunder, who looked sharp throughout following a three-day break. Kevin Martin added 16 points and Nick Collison chipped in with 12.

Jerryd Bayless led the way with 23 points for the Grizzlies, who were without new arrivals Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and Ed Davis. The three were acquired in a three-way trade between Memphis, Detroit and Toronto on Wednesday that saw star small forward Rudy Gay dealt to the Raptors.

The Thunder had little trouble gaining the upper hand on the Grizzlies, limiting them to 12 second-quarter points en route to a 58-34 advantage. Westbrook had 16 first-half points, Durant added 13 and the Oklahoma City defense limited Memphis to 25.5 percent from the field.

Memphis charged back into the game with a dominant third-quarter effort, making it a 12-point game on the strength of nine points from Zach Randolph. The Thunder maintained their double-digit lead early in the fourth, stretching it to 91-77 on a Durant jumper and closing things out on a wide open Kendrick Perkins dunk following a Memphis turnover on the ensuing possession.

: Randolph went 0-for-9 in the opening half but had 12 rebounds at the break. He finished with nine points and 19 boards. ... The Grizzlies grabbed a season-high 21 offensive rebounds compared to just four by the Thunder. ... Memphis finished at 34.7 percent shooting for the game.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Oklahoma City
Jerryd Bayless 23 Scoring Kevin Durant 27
Jerryd Bayless 6 Assists Kevin Durant 6
Zach Randolph 19 Rebounds Russell Westbrook 9
Marc Gasol 4 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 7
Mike Conley 3 Steals Thabo Sefolosha 2
Darrell Arthur 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 89 34.7 6-25 15-19 19 48 2 12 13
Oklahoma City 106 55.6 5-14 21-25 25 43 11 5 16

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Thunder have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .909 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Washington. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .655 after a win and .625 after a loss.
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