Kevin Durant finished with 37 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder sneak by the Memphis Grizzlies, 113-107. The Thunder shot really well, finishing 38-77 (49.4%) from the field, including 10-22 (45.5%) from beyond the arc. This snaps a three-game losing streak for Oklahoma City (44-15).
Durant went 12-24 (3-8 from three-point range) and 10-10 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Oklahoma City were Russell Westbrook with 21 points and 6 assists, and Serge Ibaka with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Despite the loss, Mike Miller scored 19 points off the bench for Memphis on 7-9 shooting, including 4-5 from behind the arc.
The Thunder combined an eFG% of 55.8% with 45.5% 3-point shooting. They are 13-4 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, are 1-7 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
This drops Memphis (32-25) to 1-3 versus Oklahoma City on the season.
Coming up, the Thunder play the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 27-31 on the season. The Grizzlies match up against the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently sitting at 24-36 this year. The Thunder have a 1-0 record against Charlotte this season. The Grizzlies are 0-1 versus Cleveland this season.
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