The Grizzlies kept the home court advantage on Saturday that it stole from Oklahoma City, but it wasn’t easy. Memphis had to close the game with six consecutive points, all on free throws, to take an 87-81 victory in game 3 at FedExForum to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series. Game 4 is Monday night with tipoff set for 8:30 in FedExForum. Marc Gasol scored 16 of his team-high 20 points in the second half to lead the Grizzlies. Tony Allen and Mike Conley had 14 each and Jerryd Bayless added 11. The Thunder’s Kevin Durant, who has scored 35 or more points in five of his last six playoff games, was held to 25 points on 9-of-19 shooting. Reggie Jackson added 16 and Serge Ibaka and Kevin Martin had 13 each.
Grizzlies take Game 3 over Thunder, 87-81
Memphis Commercial Appeal | May 11