The Thunder once again had a close bout with the Memphis Grizzlies last night, but found a way to win in the end. If you watched the first three quarters of this game, it would not be held against you if you assumed that Memphis was the team at 17-4 and the Thunder were the team barely over .500. The Grizz did just about anything they wanted to, getting open looks for their perimeter players, running their high post offense with Marc Gasol, and crashing the offensive boards to earn second chance points.
The Thunder had to play catch-up for most of the night. Finally midway through the 3rd quarter, James Harden found his home-court shooting touch and brought the Thunder back to a tie game. Once OKC got to that point, it was time for Kevin Durant to take over. Durant scored the Thunder's final 10 points of the game, including a back-breaking 3-pointer over Rudy Gay that gave his team the lead for good.