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Grizzlies vs. Thunder: Memphis holds on for series-clinching Game 5 victory

The Grizzlies slowed down Kevin Durant to defeat the Thunder in Game 5. Memphis advances to the Western Conference Finals after winning the series 3-1.

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Durant says 2012-13 wasn't a wasted season

The Oklahoma City Thunder fell in disappointing fashion after losing Russell Westbrook to a knee injury, but Kevin Durant isn't ready to toss the 2012-13 season aside.

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What's next for OKC?

After seeing their season end earlier than expected, where do the Oklahoma City Thunder go from here?

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How Memphis won

Not much separated Memphis and Oklahoma City, but the Grizzlies won their way: Zach Randolph, ball security and stifling, steal-happy defense.

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This explains a lot

Ah, now we see why the Thunder lost.

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Playoff scores: Heat, Grizzlies advance with wins

The pair of 2013 NBA Playoff games on Wednesday night were decided by a combined total of seven points, but the drama didn't do the Chicago Bulls or Oklahoma City Thunder any favors.

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Z-Bo, Grizz move on to Western Conference Semis

Kevin Durant had a chance to tie the game after his squad trailed by double-digits with under three minutes to go, but he missed, just as he had all night.

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Grizz lead 50-38, as Durant and Thunder slump

The Thunder went over six minutes without a field goal towards the end of the second quarter, allowing Memphis to take a 50-38 lead on a night Kevin Durant hasn't done much.

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Grizzlies look to put away OKC in Game 5

The Grizzlies can advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history with a victory Wednesday.

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Blame OKC's defense, too

The Thunder's offense has struggled without Russell Westbrook, but it is the mistakes they make on the defensive side of the ball that has them one loss away from elimination.

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Balanced offense leads Memphis to Game 4 win

While Kevin Durant struggles to carry the scoring load for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Memphis Grizzlies rode a balanced effort to a Game 4 win Monday night. Memphis is now one game away from advancing to the Western Conference Finals.

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KD's impossible shot attempts

Sure, Kevin Durant went 2 for his last 14 in the Thunder's narrow Game 4 loss to the Grizzlies, but just look at how difficult all those shot attempts were.

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Don't blame Durant

The Thunder's shrinking title window this season has nothing to do with Kevin Durant and everything to do with the co-star he's missing and the quality of the team he's facing.

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Randolph leads Grizzlies to Game 4 win

Behind 23 points from Zach Randolph, the Memphis Grizzlies stole a wild, 103-97 overtime victory Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Grizzlies now have a 3-1 series lead entering Game 5 Wednesday.

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Thunder take comfortable halftime lead in Game 4

Desperate for a win to tie their series with the Memphis Grizzlies at 2-2, the Oklahoma City Thunder have come out red-hot in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals Monday night. The Thunder lead 56-48 at the break.

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Can the Grizzlies continue the grind against OKC?

The Oklahoma City Thunder's weaknesses are under the microscope, and the Memphis Grizzlies would like to continue proving that they're happy to grind it out.

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How Perkins hurts the Thunder

The Thunder are in a 2-1 hole against the Grizzlies, and their offense is struggling to support Kevin Durant. It's time for the OKC to reconsider playing Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins together.

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Grizzlies assistant Barry Hecker off team

The Memphis Grizzlies no longer have assistant coach Barry Hecker on their staff after a reported incident during Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Kevin Durant is doing it all, but can he do more?

The Grizzlies have a 2-1 series lead, but haven't dominated the Thunder. Can Kevin Durant step up even more?

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Ibaka's offensive woes continue

Serge Ibaka shot just 6-of-17 in the Thunder's Game 3 loss to the Grizzlies, even missing two dunks as his offensive woes this series continue.

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Grizzles come up big in clutch

The Grizzlies beat the Thunder in Game 3 thanks to a 6-0 run to close the game. Kevin Durant was absent down the stretch, perhaps in part because of a tough defensive assignment against Marc Gasol.

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Grizzlies edge Thunder in Game 3

The Grizzlies earned a hard-fought Game 3 victory over the Thunder led by 20 points from Marc Gasol.

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Thunder lead Grizzlies by 1 at half

Despite trailing for much of the half, the Thunder lead the Grizzlies by one at the half of Game 3 in Memphis.

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Thunder-Grizzlies, Knicks-Pacers to end split

The NBA Playoff schedule on Saturday features two Game 3's with each series tied. Can Kevin Durant get a win in Memphis? Can the Pacers avoid a 36-4 run? We'll find out soon enough.

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Thunder roll into Graceland, series tied 1-1

Marc Gasol, Z-Bo and the Grit-N-Grind crew welcome Kevin Durant and the Thunder to Memphis.

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KD vs. the world

Kevin Durant needed to be superhuman for the Oklahoma City Thunder to advance in the playoffs after Russell Westbrook's injury. Durant has been ... and it still might not be enough.

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GRIZZLY FACTS

In honor of the Grizzlies becoming a powerhouse in the NBA's Western Conference, The Daily Win honors the Grizz with a slew of facts about the team. #GRIT #GRIND #GRISTLE #GRIZZ #GRRRRRR

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Did the Thunder lose because Westbrook is out?

Grizzlies budding floor general Mike Conley took advantage of a Westbrook-less Thunder.

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Conley overshadows Grizz bigs in Game 2 win

The Grizzlies stole one on the road behind the stellar play of their floor general to give the Grizzlies a real shot at putting the series in a stranglehold as they head back to Memphis tied 1-1.

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Gasol, Randolph lift Grizzlies to 1st half lead

Derek Fisher and Kevin Durant are playing well, but Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are making things difficult inside for the Thunder at home.

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OKC turns to Kevins, Grizz turns to bigs in Game 2

Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin had 60 of Oklahoma City's 93 points in a Game 1 win, including Durant's eventual game-winner. Can the Memphis Grizzlies shut them down, or will the Kevins get buckets regardless?

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Thunder role players shine in their own respect

The Oklahoma City Thunder's role players shined in their own duties while helping Kevin Durant to a Game 1 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Grizz can't stop Durant, with Tony Allen or not

Lionel Hollins wasn't thinking twice about how his team went about guarding Kevin Durant -- the Thunder gunner simply made tough shots.

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Thunder/Grizzlies series schedule announced

After the Thunder took Game 1 of the series, the NBA has announced the start times for the next three games.

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Durant does it all as Thunder rally past Grizzlies

Kevin Durant hit one big shot after another as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a nine-point deficit entering the fourth quarter.

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Kevin Durant buries the Grizzlies

Kevin Durant. Not nice.

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Thunder, Grizzlies have more than enough history

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies have a history of physical, nose-to-nose battles heading back to the 2011 playoffs.

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Kevin Durant's greatest test

Oklahoma City survived the first round after one devastating injury. In the second round, the team's star faces his greatest test.

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Odds for Thunder vs. Grizzlies

Russell Westbrook's absence has many thinking the Grizzlies could knock off the Thunder in the conference semifinals.

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Can the Thunder get physical with the Grizzlies?

The Memphis Grizzlies get another chance to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in a playoff series.

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Season series says Grizzlies will challenge OKC

If the season series is any indication, the Grizzlies could be a major stumbling block in Kevin Durant's quest for an NBA title.

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Thunder, Grizzlies renew playoff rivalry

Grizzlies, Thunder renew rivalry after seven-game playoff series in 2010-11 season.

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