Grizzlies Freeze Out Thunder in Memphis
The Memphis Grizzlies held the Oklahoma City Thunder to just 35 percent field goal shooting on their way to an 85-74 win on Saturday night at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Kevin Durant returned to the Thunder lineup after missing two games with a sprained toe, but Durant did not look sharp, making just 5 of 16 shots from the field and missing all five three-point attempts.
KD did lead the Thunder in scoring with 15 points.
Russell Westbrook had 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists, but like Durant, made just 5 of 16 from the field.
Serge Ibaka was the only other Thunder player in double figure scoring with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Memphis outrebounded OKC by seven, led by Zach Randolph, who led all scorers and rebounders with 21 points and 18 rebounds.
Marc Gasol also had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Mike Conley added 10 points in his first game back after missing two games with a wrist injury.
The Grizzlies doubled up OKC in points in the paint, 44-22.
Memphis outscored the Thunder off turnovers 18-5, with OKC committing 17 turnovers.
The Thunder dropped to 23-24 on the season and will return home to play Orlando on Monday night at 7:00 at Chesapeake Arena.