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Five straight games the Thunder have scored fewer than 100 points. Would be seven straight if not for overtime against the Wizards.
The Thunder lost its 24th game of the season tonight, already giving them more losses than any of the three seasons.
Grizzlies beat the Thunder 85-74. Durant 15 (5-16 shooting), Westbrook 14 (5-16), Ibaka 13 and 10 rebounds. OKC drops back under .500.
Final: Grizzlies beat the Thunder 85-74. OKC drops to 23-24, 4.5 games behind Phoenix for #8.
You guys, Jeremy Lamb has been KILLING in garbage time lately.
Up 12 with 90 seconds left and the Grizzlies are still outworking the Thunder.
As long as Bob Stoops doesn't punt here, OU should sweep Bedlam.
Story of this one. OKC played hard but not smart. Same old, same old. Didn't matter B4. But hard to overcome now given rust/lack of rhythm.
Russell Westbrook comes over the top of Marc Gasol for hard (but clean) foul. Lady in first row jumps up with glare at RW: "You are mean!!"
The Thunder now have seven points in the fourth quarter. With two minutes left.
The Thunder have scored six points so far in the fourth quarter. Under four minutes left.
Losing to the Grizzlies on the road isn't that shameful. UNLESS, you're 23-23 and just lost to the Knicks. Then it's bad.
Grizzlies just clearly the better team right now. Really not too surprising a result.
And Ibaka too. But they don't look for him in the fourth anyway. So I guess that's irrelevant.
Durant and Westbrook stay on the bench even after the timeout. Interesting strategy.
KD and Westbrook both on the bench to start the fourth. Memphis scores first five points. Killer. OKC timeout.
Grizzlies lead OKC 68-62 after three. Durant is 4-13 shooting, Westbrook 5-15, Waiters 3-11, Ibaka 3-7.
Now if Jackson would've buzzer-clutched THAT one...
KD playing through some pain tonight.
Andre Roberson has now made six of his last eight threes.
I have no idea what just happened. Roberson caught, hesitated, jab-stepped, and hit a contested wing 3. Where am I?
Three straight Steven Adams buckets to start the third quarter. He was in foul trouble the whole first half.
Shock of the night: Tyrus Thomas is on the Grizzlies. Had no idea he was still in the league.
Kevin Durant looks hesitant and a bit limited on that sprained toe. Had 9 points, 3 rebounds on 3/7 FG in first half.
Halftime: Thunder trail Memphis 45-40. Not a bad showing so far by OKC against title contender in playoff atmosphere.
Grizzlies lead the Thunder 45-40 at half. Durant 9, Ibaka 9 and 5 rebounds, Westbrook 8 (4-12 shooting), Waiters 7 (3-9 shooting).
Grizzlies killing OKC on the offensive glass this quarter.
Tony Allen wanders over to scorer's table during timeout: "Hey, I got two steals. Two steals." (Credited with only one)
Jeff Green is such a monster upgrade for the Grizzlies at the starting small forward.
Thunder play the first 5:30 of the second quarter without KD or Westbrook on court, outscore Grizz 7-4. That's a win.
Grizzlies have missed six straight shots to start second quarter. Thunder tie it on a Dion Waiters three. He has seven off bench.
Re-watching it, Kevin Durant didn't appear to be too awful happy with Reggie Jackson's latest buzzer clutch.
Reggie Jackson doesn't take end of quarter heave again. Kevin Durant lets him know about it as they walk off: "Shoot the ball"
The Thunder played what felt like a pretty good first quarter, and yet, they trail the Grizzlies 25-20.
End 1Q: Grizzlies up 25-20 on the Thunder. Kevin Durant plays entire quarter: 5 points, 3 rebs, 2/3 FG.
Dion Waiters padding stats. Blows a wide open fast break layup, rebounds it, and puts it back.
Thunder amped up for this one. Tough environment, great atmosphere against a hot team. OKC up 13-11 on Memphis early.
Oh well. Steven Adams lost the opening tip. Can only go downhill from here.
Can't wait to see how the Thunder responds tonight after what was probably its worst loss of the year at New York.
Steven Adams gets a large round of boos from the Grizz crowd. Not a fan of the big New Zealander here in Memphis.
Just decided: Kevin Durant WILL be in the Thunder starting lineup tonight.
Russell Westbrook will be eligible for NBA leaderboard after tonight. Currently #1 in steals (2.3), #3 in points (25.2), #7 in assists (7.4)
Perry Jones currently listed as the Thunder's starting small forward. Again though: Kevin Durant is active, will test his toe out pregame.
There's a live WWE type wrestling match going on inside the arena pregame in Memphis right now http://t.co/URP0mAxG7S
Translation: I'd be extremely surprised if Kevin Durant doesn't play tonight.
Kevin Durant is active tonight. Thunder saying that doesn't mean he's playing for sure. Will warm up pregame to test it.
Kevin Durant did some pregame work. He's getting treatment right now. Scott Brooks said his status tonight is still up in the air.
Mobs of people waiting outside FedEx Forum to get their WWE Grizzlies wrestling belts. Should be a wild atmosphere in Memphis tonight.
Tonight will be the 36th Thunder-Grizzlies game the past five seasons. Scott Brooks: "Feels like 100"
It's 'Wrestling night' in Memphis. First 3k fans get WWE style Grizzlies belt lol http://t.co/kb10orwBAb
What if James Harden was as honest as Reggie Jackson was. How would you feel then?
Kevin Durant's limp was basically gone on the way out of shootaround today. My guess is he'll play tonight. But we'll see.
Asked Russell Westbrook his Super Bowl pick: "Marshawn Lynch's team. So Seahawks. That's my homie."
Scott Brooks said Kevin Durant participated in parts of shootaround today. He's a game-time decision tonight vs Memphis.
The Thunder had a light practice in Memphis today. Kevin Durant shot around a little, but didn't participate. Questionable for tomorrow.
Of interest to Thunder fans: Suns-Bulls about to tip on ESPN. Phoenix currently 3.5 up on OKC for #8 seed.
Atlanta Hawks against the West: 13-2 OKC Thunder against the West: 12-15
The entire Thunder team visited the St Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis today.
Memphis coach Dave Joerger said Mike Conley's status for tomorrow's game vs OKC is still unknown. Dealing with wrist injury.
Zach Randolph on the Thunder: "I think they're going to make the playoffs."
Only four players are currently averaging 25+ points. Three are coming off the West bench: Harden (27.3), KD (25.6) and Westbrook (25.2).
A lot of this is really what you think the All-Star Game is about. Is it about rewarding a player's season to date, or entertainment?
You know what's funny about this Durant discussion? If fans had voted him in like they did with Kobe and Melo, nobody is talking about it.
Charles Barkley: "I love Kevin Durant, but he ain't played enough games (to make ASG). This ain't a lifetime achievement award."
TNT officially announce Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook as West All-Star reserves. 6th time for KD, 4th for Russ.
It's official: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook selected as Western Conference All-Star reserves.