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Kevin Durant scores 36 as Thunder cruise past Grizzlies

Kevin Durant put up 36 points and added 10 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook added 25 points and nine rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder dominate the Memphis Grizzlies, 104-84. The victory by Oklahoma City pushes the first round matchup to a pivotal Game 7.

Durant finished 11-23 from the field and converted 14-15 from the free throw line. Despite the loss, Marc Gasol scored 17 points for Memphis on 6-13 shooting from the field and 5-6 from the free throw line.

Memphis has dominated the turnover battle in this series. They've lost the ball on 10.4% of their possessions compared to 14.9% for the Thunder. The Grizzlies had an eFG% of just 39.2%, which included 21.4% from 3-point range in this game. During the regular season, they were 5-7 when they recorded marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Thunder were 11-2 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.

With the series tied 3-3 and Game 7 taking place at home, Oklahoma City has a great opportunity to close out the first round.


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