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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Tony Allen scored on a driving layup to open overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-97 Monday night to push the defending Western Conference champions to the edge of elimination.
The Grizzlies shook off a first half in which they couldn't hit shots and the Thunder seemingly couldn't miss in building their largest lead in this series at 17 points. But the Grizzlies have yet to lose on their home court this postseason, and they won their third straight and seventh in eight games to grab a 3-1 lead in the series.
Game 5 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.
The Grizzlies outscored the Thunder 9-3 in overtime.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points but missed all five of his shots in overtime, including a layup in the final seconds.
BEST OF MAXIM
LeBron James and Memphis guard Tony Allen headline the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
The league announced Monday that Allen received 53 points in the voting, while the Miami Heat star had 52. Each player had 25 first-team votes from the NBA's 30 head coaches.
"We pride ourselves on defense here," said James. "I'm one of the catalysts, as far as taking that...
So, how many Memphis Grizzlies can you fit in the elevator?
It appears to be more than six….
Grizzlies in an elevator [Reddit NBA]
Who is Batman without Robin? He may still be “Batman” but he isn’t going to get the mission accomplished without his much needed sidekick. We are now seeing the true impact that Russell Westbrook has on this OKC team. As long as Westbrook is with Durant, he will be thought of as the second guy. But Russell Westbrook is unquestionably a superstar talent that the Thunder...
The Grizzlies are proving they know how to grab an advantage and hold onto it this postseason.
Tony Allen scored on a driving layup to open overtime and the Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-97 Monday night to push the defending Western Conference champions to the edge of elimination.
The Grizzlies shook off a first half in which they couldn't hit shots and the...
MEMPHIS -- The Grizzlies battled back from an early 17-point deficit and survived what may have been the Thunder's best shot Monday night with a 103-97 overtime victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference semis. Memphis now leads the series 3-1 and improved to 4-0 at home this postseason. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City. Here are three observations from a game the...
Marc Gasol may need some clarification regarding the recent award he just won. For the second consecutive year, the Defensive Player of the Year did not make the NBA All-Defensive First Team. Okay…now, go back and read that again.
In a league where the postseason is seemingly just as long as the regular season, the NBA announced their All-Defensive Teams today. The first...
DID I DO THAT?
During the third quarter of tonight's game 5 match-up between the Grizzlies and the Thunder, former Celtic Tony Allen accidentally flung a blue warm-up jersey from the sidelines while OKC's Derek Fisher launched a corner shot. The basket didn't go in, but the officials counted it and penalized Allen with a technical foul. The chain of events was part of a 15-4 Thunder...
Well, that’s one way to play defense.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen was on the bench for a breather during the third quarter of Game 5 between the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder, but that didn’t stop him from trying to defend his opponents. As Derek Fisher was spotting up for an open 3-pointer, Allen threw a shirt onto the court.
Allen got a technical foul for the...
Lionel Hollins demands a certain standard from his Grizzlies that he didn't get in the first half against Oklahoma City.
Well, they came through after halftime, and now the Grizzlies are just a win away from this franchise's first Western Conference final.
Mike Conley scored 24 points, while Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol each had a double-double as the Grizzlies rallied...
You know that episode of Seinfeld where Elaine almost dumps David Puddy because Puddy, as a New Jersey Devils fan, is a “face-painter”?
Let’s just say Elaine would not be able to sustain a relationship with at least one fan in Memphis.
A highly dedicated Grizzlies rooter went to extremes for Game 4, using his entire head as a canvas for a horrifying facepaint job. The result...
The Memphis Grizzlies are showing a knack for closing out tight games against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
All that's left to prove is whether they can finish off a playoff series that's been nip and tuck throughout and move on to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history.
In each of the first three games of the series, the go-ahead bucket was...
Lionel Hollins has gotten the Memphis Grizzlies within a win of reaching the Western Conference Finals, a place the franchise has never been. His team has thoroughly outplayed a Thunder team that includes Kevin Durant, who is performing at a higher level than he ever has before. Yet that success should not insulate Hollins from criticism for some very curious decisions.
The NBA announced its 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive First Team today, with Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen and Miami Heat forward LeBron James receiving the most votes with 53 and 52 total points overall, respectively. Each player received 25 First Team votes.
Also on the First Team are guard Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers (37 points, 15 First Team votes), forward Serge...