The Memphis Grizzlies took another step toward proving that they’re not a one-hit wonder, outperforming the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 114-101 road victory on May 1 in game one of their second-round matchup.
After shocking the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the Western Conference playoff, Memphis showed once more that they belong.
The Thunder didn’t have an answer for the Grizzlies’ strong front court led by power forward Zack Randolph, who racked up 32 points and 10 rebounds. Center Marc Gasol added 20 points with 13 rebounds as Memphis’ win stole home-court advantage from Oklahoma City.
Washington, D.C. native Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 33 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Russell Westbrook followed with 29 points in the loss.
Game two is scheduled for May 3 at 9 p.m.