Durant’s 25 Points Not Enough, Grizzlies Take 2-1 Lead
MEMPHIS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Marc Gasol scored 20 points and hit two free throws with 1:03 left to put Memphis ahead to stay, and the Grizzlies held off Oklahoma City 87-81 Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference semifinal.
Gasol scored 16 in the second half as Memphis remained unbeaten at home in the postseason.
The Grizzlies pulled out the win in an ugly performance for both teams following a three-day layoff since Game 2. After struggling at the free throw line in Oklahoma City, the Grizzlies hit all six at the line in the final 1:03 to clinch it.
Kevin Durant scored 25 points, but only two in the fourth quarter, as the defense was swarming all over him once again. Durant, a 91 percent free throw shooter in the regular season, missed two with 39.3 seconds left.
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