banner

NBA

more stats

77
Final 1234Score
Memphis1818251677
Oklahoma City2031181786
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Wrap | Box
86


NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Oklahoma City



(Monday, February 3rd)

Final Score: Oklahoma City 86, Memphis 77

Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant began a new scoring streak and helped the Oklahoma City Thunder get back in the win column.

Durant had 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 86-77 on Monday night.

Durant scored 26 points in his last two games after registering at least 30 in 12 straight outings. He finished 11-of-21 from the floor for the Thunder, who had their 10-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Washington.

Serge Ibaka added 21 points and 12 boards in the win.

"I thought we did a good job of playing tough defensive basketball. Sometimes you have to play different styles to get a win," Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said.

Zach Randolph netted 13 points to go with 13 rebounds for Memphis, which had its six-game winning streak halted.

Grizzlies point guard and leading scorer Mike Conley missed his second straight game due to an ankle sprain.

Memphis trailed by as many as 17 in the first half, but whittled the deficit to 74-71 a little before the midway point of the fourth quarter when Mike Miller nailed a 3-pointer and sunk a pair of free throws on consecutive trips down the floor.

OKC, though, countered with a 9-2 spurt a few minutes later to put the game away.

Durant hit a jumper, Thabo Sefolosha knocked down a left wing 3 and Durant's steal and coast-to-coast layup got him to 31 points, capping the swing and extending the margin to 85-75 with 2:54 to go.

Earlier, the Thunder led 20-18 after the first quarter and began to pull away during the latter stages of the first half.

James Johnson's putback dunk gave the Grizzlies a 32-31 edge midway through the second, but OKC answered with a 20-2 run. Durant, who had 10 points during the surge, capped it with the final six points, including a pair of driving layups to help the Thunder open up a 51-34 advantage. OKC led 51-36 at the break.

"The second half was much better than the first. We played from too far behind," Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger said. "It was very difficult for us because when you try to come back you have a very small margin for error."

Game Notes

OKC has won seven straight home games ... Memphis still has won eight of its last 12 against the Thunder, including the postseason ... OKC outrebounded Memphis 44-35.

02/04 00:58:54 ET

Other Stories

  • World Series: Kansas City vs. San Francisco

    Tonight at 7:30 on FOX50

  • NFL: San Diego at Denver

    Tomorrow at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: North Carolina at Virginia

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals

    Tonight at 8:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos

    Tomorrow at 8:25 pm on 620am

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames

    Tomorrow at 8:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
Final
KAN 1
SFG 7
8:07pm Tonight
KAN
SFG
 
Final
MIA 90
HOU 85
Final
MIN 107
IND 89
Final
OKC 91
UTA 105
Final
DEN 75
POR 93
Final
LAL 108
PHO 114
Final
GSW 125
LAC 107
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
HOU
 
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
BRK
 
7:30pm Tonight
NYK
WAS
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
CLE
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
MIN
 
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
ATL
 
10:00pm Tonight
LAL
POR
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
PHO
 
Final
LALAF 55
ARKST 40
Final
NJD 3
NYR 4
Final
BOS 5
SJS 3
Final
NYI 2
TOR 5
Final
MON 2
DET 1
Final
NAS 4
ARI 3
Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
Final
CHI 4
PHI 0
Final
DAL 6
VAN 3
Final
COL 3
FLA 4
Final
CAL 1
TAM 2
7:00pm Tonight
OTT
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
PIT
PHI
 
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
ANA
BUF