No Durant? No Problem…At Least So Far in the Preseason

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Playing without injured star Kevin Durant and several other injured teammates, the Oklahoma City Thunder downed Memphis 117-107 in a preseason exhibition game Tuesday night at  Chesapeake Arena.

Seven Thunder players scored in double figures, led by Jeremy Lamb's 23 points.

Lamb also added 6 rebounds in a balanced Thunder attack.

Steven Adams was impressive again with 22 points and 6 rebounds, while Anthony Morrow added 19 points and hit three 3-pointers.

Russell Westbrook tallied a double-double, with 14 points and 12 assists, while Perry Jones added 12, and Lance Thomas and Michael Jenkins 10 apiece.

The Thunder controlled the middle two quarters, outscoring the Grizzlies by 18 during the second and third quarter combined.

OKC finished the game shooting 53 percent, and made 31 of 33 free throws.

Durant did not play in the game after suffering a fractured foot.

Also not playing for the Thunder due to injury was Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins, Mitch McGary, Reggie Jackson, Grant Jerrett, and Sebastian Telfair.

Memphis did not play any of their normal starting lineup, as Tony Allen, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, and Tayshaun Prince all sat out the game.

The Thunder improved to 2-1 in preseason games, and will visit New Orleans next on Thursday night at 7:00.


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