Thunder Lose Third Straight on Road
The Memphis Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder down the stretch and beat OKC 90-87 on Tuesday night at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Thunder committed 19 turnovers and made just five of 21 shots from three-point range in the loss, their third straight road defeat.
Kevin Durant paced OKC with 37 points, making 15 of 28 shots, but missing all four three-point attempts.
Reggie Jackson added 17 points and Serge Ibaka 11 points and 9 rebounds.
Ibaka missed a late three-point attempt that could have tied the game.
The Thunder trailed by 11 early, but went on a 15-1 run to take the lead early in the second quarter.
OKC led by four at halftime, but Memphis responded with a 13-3 run in the third quarter to take the lead for good.
Memphis was led by Courtney Lee’s 24 points.
Zach Randolph had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Mike Conley added 19 points.
Center Marc Gasol played for Memphis for the first time since late November, and had 12 points, including a big jumper that gave the Grizzlies an 86-80 lead late in the game.
The Thunder conclude their two-game road trip Thursday night at Houston.