The Memphis Grizzlies waltzed into Oklahoma City and put forth an impressive performance in a 107-97 victory over the Thunder on Wednesday night. The win is the Grizzlies' sixth straight, and they have now beaten each 2012 NBA conference champion in the span of four days. Memphis smoked the Miami Heat on Sunday, 104-86.
Memphis fell behind by 10 points after one quarter, but used a dominant second to take control. The Grizzlies outscored the Thunder in that second quarter, 36-15, and would never let their lead get under six the rest of the way.
Memphis got a brilliant performance from Rudy Gay, who poured in 28 points on 12-of-21 shooting. Gay also pulled down six rebounds and handed out five assists in 43 minutes. Zach Randolph had 20 points and 11 rebounds before getting ejected late in the fourth quarter.
Kevin Durant notched a double-double in the loss, scoring 34 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Russell Westbrook struggled once again from the field, shooting 6-of-19. Westbrook did have 13 assists to go along with his 17 points.