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You gotta be sh**** me.
Well that was something else.
Westbrook's hand was forced on isolating there after Allen's ball denial blew up the play for KD. Still, don't take a 3 there. Attack.
Tony Allen's been the MVP tonight. Followed not so closely by Beno.
Before ANYONE blames Westbrook for that shot. Durant gave him the go-ahead after Tony Allen AGAIN blew up the play.
Mike Miller makes it look easy against the Thunder. Always has.
Not the first lead since the first quarter. Ignore that. My bad.
When the ball found Mike Miller's hands there, the collective scream of "NOOOOO" was incredible. Never heard anything like it.
Mike Miller - Thunder killer
It was so loud in here after that dunk by Durant that the ref couldn't hear Dave Joerger calling for a TO and he was right in front of him.
Thunder takes its first lead since 7:49 in the first quarter on a fast break dunk by Durant.
Perk turned and saluted the crowd after that lockdown of Z-Bo. Had a look of, "How do you like me now?"
Inefficient night, but he's usually there when you need him. Big three by KD. He's got 22 and 10. Thunder down 87-84, 3:33 left.
Give Perk an assist for that screen on Tony Allen that freed up Durant for a huge 3. Grizzlies 87, Thunder 84 with 3:33 left.
Good example of why it's beneficial to have Kevin Durant.
Hard to figure what the Thunder are doing defensively. Overloading the pick-and-roll, leaving weakside stuff wide open.
Has the feeling of a game that the Thunder will lose unless Russ or KD bail them out. And it doesn't seem like their night. Could change.
If you're wondering, Beno Udrih's career-high is 34.
Beno Udrih now with as many points (14) as the entire Thunder bench.
Run something maybe? Or nah?
Beno Udrih has 12 points on 5-6 shooting. I repeat, Beno Udrih has 12 points on 5-6 shooting.
Backup PG battle -> Beno Udrih: 10 points on 4/5 shooting. Reggie Jackson: 2 points on 0-of-5 shooting.
First points for Reggie Jackson come with 9:52 remaining...on free throws. He's 0-for-4. Not good for the Thunder.
Thunder down six. Reggie Jackson to the line. Hasn't scored tonight.
Ibaka just had a cramp and will return.
Cramp for Ibaka. Available to return.
Serge Ibaka is fine. He cramped up. Will return.
This is the best defense I've see on Durant in a long while.
Grizzlies 68, Thunder 65 after three. Westbrook with 20, but Durant just 16 on 6-18 shooting.
End 3Q: Thunder trail the Grizzlies 68-65.
Tony Allen blows up ANOTHER play. This man is incredible.
Kevin Durant 5-of-16 from the field. Had a bad airball and then just flung a 25-footer, hoping for a foul. Out of rhythm.
Ibaka just asked for a timeout. Looks to have hurt his right leg. He's asking out of the game.
Serge Ibaka is shaken up. Light limp as he walks to the bench.
Man and the ball, KD. See your man and the ball.
Not sure about that call. Westbrook appeared to just make a great hustle play
Thabo Sefolosha finally hits a three. Had missed 12 straight, dating back to the regular season. That was a big one.
Russell Westbrook is a dynamo on the drive, but should probably abandon the three. He's 0-of-8 in the series and 6-of-29 in April.
Zach Randolph caught the ball on the block, and called a timeout. Serge Ibaka's shotblocking is in the Grizzlies' heads.
Courtney Lee to the locker room. Limping, but I'm not sure why.
Brooks should put Sefolosha on Conley, Westbrook on Courtney Lee.
Might be time to get Thabo on Conley.
Mike Conley is killing
Don't mind that first Westbrook three, don't like the second. No rebounders, early in the shot clock.
Courtney Lee is severely hobbled right now. Trying to play through it.
Russell Westbrook's numbers look great (17 pts/2 rebs/3 asts), but I thought he was poor defensively for stretches in 1st half. Gambling.
Not exactly a series filled with sharpshooting. OKC is 5-of-25 from deep, Memphis is 3-of-15.
Thunder shot just 16-42 (38.1 percent) and only 1-9 from 3. First half definitely played more to the Grizzlies style.
Grizzlies lead the Thunder 46-43 at half. Westbrook 17 and 3 assists, Durant 8, Ibaka 9, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Grizzlies up 46-43 on the Thunder at halftime. OKC shot 38 percent overall and 1/9 from three.
At halftime, the Grizzlies lead the Thunder, 46-43.
Serge Ibaka having another big-time first half without any plays called for him: 9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks.
Kevin Durant enters the game, Dave Joerger immediately calls Tony Allen off the bench to reenter.
Derek Fisher = Most Improved Player of the Year http://t.co/VU1NhIAJls
Serge Ibaka is trying to make a DPOY statement tonight. Holy moly mother.
Derek Fisher don't do right-handed layups.
Derek Fisher with the and-1 layup and bicep flex/pose.
Derek Fisher flexing on 'em.
Just one assist for the Thunder. No, shots aren't falling. But the ball isn't moving either. Could get easier shots by moving the ball.
After one, the Grizzlies lead the Thunder, 24-16. OKC shooting 26.3 percent. Memphis with eight fast break points. OKC with zero
The Thunder's first quarter in Game 1: 29 points on 12-23 shooting. The Thunder's first quarter in Game 2: 16 points on 5-19.
End 1Q: Thunder trail Memphis 24-16. OKC 5-of-19 shooting.
Tony Allen's been everywhere defensively. Taking over this game.
Every coach talks about the defensive gameplan on Durant being to make him work. Most defenders actually don't. Tony Allen definitely does.
Thunder 2-of-12 shooting early. Down 14-8. Tony Allen enters and immediately impacts the game with his defense.
The Thunder have run that iso-screen thing Perk just did ALL year long and haven't been called on it once. Now Mike Callahan does.
Russell Westbrook has gotten really good at falling down with minimal to non-existent contact on his jumper. And getting the call.
Not sure why the Grizzlies would ever willingly run mid-post isolations for Tayshaun Prince on Kevin Durant.
Thunder 7-point favorites over Memphis tonight. Same as Game 1. Over/Under is 190.
Tony Allen on his bench role: "I’ll do whatever the organization wants me to do. If they want me to pass out water, I’ll do that, too."
Young girl just absolutely crushed the national anthem in her warmup, and all the players on the floor stopped to listen, then applaud her.
Serge Ibaka finishes fourth in Defensive Player of the Year voting. Joakim Noah (winner), Roy Hibbert and DeAndre Jordan finish ahead.
Joakim Noah wins Defensive Player of the Year. Serge Ibaka finished fourth (two first place votes) behind Roy Hibbert and DeAndre Jordan.
Joakim Noah wins Defensive Player of the Year. Roy Hibbert is 2nd, DeAndre Jordan finished 3rd. Serge Ibaka came in 4th.
That was a horrible foul call on Dwight.
You know sometimes, you don't HAVE to make a call. Like it's not required for every possession.
Damian Lillard only has three fouls, but the next one on him, he fouls out. New rule this officiating crew just invented.
Ah, my favorite thing. When officials go to review a call and get to see how badly they blew it.
Damian Lillard is just so, so ice cold.
Some national network needs to make room for Joel Meyers. Sooner rather than later.
Too many intriguing matchups in this Blazers-Rockets series. Way too many.