The Oklahoma City Thunder leads the Memphis Grizzlies 42-35 in the crucial 4th game of their NBA Playoff series here in Tennessee. In a shocking development, it’s been the Thunder reserves that have gained the advantage for OKC. At halftime, probable NBA Most-Valuable-Player Kevin Durant has just 3 points on 1-7 shooting, 0-3 from 3-pt. range and 5 turnovers. His fellow all-star Russell Westbrook has just 7 points.
Reggie Jackson came off the bench and leads the Thunder with 11 points, with all of his points coming in the 2nd quarter. The Thunder has 13 turnovers but they’ve definitely moved the ball better than at any time in the series, since the opening win at “The Peake”. Memphis is shooting just 33% and Marc Gasol is their leading scorer with 13 points.
Memphis point guard Mike Conley, who has controlled the last couple of Grizzlies victories, was held to just 2 points on 1-5 shooting in the opening pair of periods.
The Thunder *must* win the game to avoid trailing 3-1 in the best-of-7 series and OKC is trying to end Memphis’s franchise record 15 game home court winning streak.