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NBA Game Summary - Oklahoma City at Memphis



(Wednesday, December 11th)

Final Score: Oklahoma City 116, Memphis 100

Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Memphis Grizzlies took advantage of Russell Westbrook's torn meniscus in last year's Western Conference semifinals and defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games.

Memphis, though, was the team shorthanded this time.

Westbrook had 27 points, nine assists and six rebounds as the Thunder defeated the Grizzlies 116-100 on Wednesday night.

"He sets the tone for us and our guys do a great job following his lead," OKC head coach Scott Brooks said of Westbrook.

The Thunder defeated the Houston Rockets in the opening round despite losing Westbrook in Game 2, but lost four straight in the semis after taking Game 1.

Kevin Durant added 18 points and six rebounds for OKC, which has won 12 of its last 13 games. Jeremy Lamb scored 18 points off the bench in the triumph.

Mike Conley netted 20 points to go with nine assists and Zach Randolph donated 17 points and eight boards for the Grizzlies, who continue to play without star center Marc Gasol due to a sprained MCL and guard Tony Allen due to a hip injury. Memphis is also missing forward Ed Davis (ankle) and swingman Quincy Pondexter (right foot).

"I thought we gave them too many easy baskets," Conley admitted. "They're too good of a team offensively to give up the easy plays and I think that's where we kind of lost the game."

Westbrook netted 10 quick points as the Thunder raced out to a 21-11 start before Randolph put in six points during a 9-2 Memphis flurry to get the hosts within 23-20 late in the first.

The game was played within a five-point window from there until OKC went on a huge surge before the conclusion of the half.

The Thunder led 25-22 after a quarter of play and Westbrook capped a 15-3 OKC swing with a pull-up triple to make it 55-40 late in the second.

OKC took a 57-42 spread into the break and led by as many as 24 in the third before settling for an 89-73 cushion heading into the fourth, where the Thunder coasted to the easy win.

Game Notes

Thunder guard Andre Roberson started in place of Thabo Sefolosha, who missed Tuesday's game due to a right knee sprain ... OKC shot 56.3 percent (40-of-71) from the floor.

12/12 01:52:47 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
8th
CHC 5
ARI 2
 
5th
COL 6
SFG 5
 
5th
OAK 0
TEX 1
 
4th
SEA 0
HOU 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
MIN
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
DAL
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1