In one of the most exhilarating games of the season, the Memphis Grizzlies stole the spotlight with their 6 point, overtime victory over the Thunder, 111- 105. Despite the heart-breaking loss, what a game! Here is how each player performed.
Joining to help with this grade post will be Juan Toribio.
||Game one: Good Reggie Jackson. Game two: Bad Reggie Jackson. That pretty much sums up most of Reggie's season, but these bad games are a lot more costly now. The Thunder need Jackson to be productive this series so they can have a little bit more offensive punch in the game, but when you literally don't make a field goal, there's just no room for you.|
||Very, very disappointing game for Reggie Jackson. Jackson was invisible while on the court. He shot 0-5 from the field and did not contribute in any way. In minimal minutes, Jackson left no mark on the court. The Thunder's supposed "leader of the bench", lead his bench to just 14 points compared to Memphis's 33 bench points.|
||I don't think the Thunder played terribly, but they just simply did not have much balance. Guys not named Durant, Westbrook or Ibaka only scored a combined 25 points. That's just not good enough against a good team. But a lot of credit needs to be given to the Grizzlies, who came out and just beat the Thunder and now OKC has to return the favor at FedEx forum this weekend. It's going to be a battle in the grind house.|
||Despite the loss, the Thunder played pretty solid basketball. The starters all played excellent, especially in the 4th quarter. But, the defense was not so impressive and the bench made a small contribution to the game. Overall, the Thunder did not play bad, the Grizzlies just played good.|
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