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Thunder-Grizzlies Game 1 Playoff Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of this opening-round playoff series. If the Thunder hope to advance, they'll likely need Kevin Durant to be at the top of his game. He averaged 30.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG and 5.0 APG versus the Grizzlies this year. Likewise, the Grizzlies may rely heavily on Zach Randolph, who averaged 16.5 PPG, 11.0 RPG and 1.8 APG versus the Thunder. The Thunder controlled the season series, going 3-1 while averaging 100.5 points per game and giving up 93.5 points per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have championship aspirations after a stellar regular season, accumulating a record of 59-23. On the other hand, the Memphis Grizzlies enter the playoffs coming off a great regular season, posting a record of 50-32.

Each team is among the league's best in one statistical category. Oklahoma City ranks near the top in defensive efficiency (first), while the Grizzlies place highly in offensive rebounding percentage (second).


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