(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Mike Conley scored 26 points, including the go-ahead three pointer with 1:58 remaining, to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 99-93 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Conley’s three-pointer sparked a 10-0 scoring run that helped the Grizzlies tie the series at one and gain home-court advantage in the Western Conference semifinals.
“He played like he had been playing all season, and we needed that,” coach Lionel Hollins said. “We needed to have somebody on the perimeter do something. He started getting to the basket a little bit and scored some big jump shots late.”
Kevin Durant had a huge game for the Thunder, notching 36 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists, but if he takes anything away from the game, it’s the shots he missed in crunch time.
The Thunder couldn’t score on five-straight possessions after Conley’s three.
Game 3 is Saturday night as the series shifts to Memphis.
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