Recap - Thunder Defeat Memphis 101-94
The Thunder got a 36-point performance from Kevin Durant as Oklahoma City handed Memphis a 101-94 defeat on Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Oklahoma City won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 193.5.
Oklahoma City got 24 points from James Harden and another 21 points from Russell Westbrook. Russell Westbrook contributed 7 assists, while Kevin Durant cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
The Grizzlies got a 24-point performance from Marc Gasol, who was supported by 23 points from Rudy Gay. Mike Conley had 5 assists in a losing cause for Memphis, while Marc Gasol grabbed 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Memphis were victorious, as the score was 50-44 at the break.
Memphis had a 39-35 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Oklahoma City looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Spurs. The Grizzlies will aim to get back on the winning track at Boston.