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Wednesday, December 11th (All times Eastern)

Oklahoma City Thunder (16-4) at Memphis Grizzlies (10-10), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder will look for a measure of revenge Wednesday night when they head to FedExForum to meet the Memphis Grizzlies.

In last season's Western Conference semifinals, the Grizzlies eliminated the Thunder in five games, robbing Oklahoma City a chance of another trip to the NBA Finals.

Yes, the Thunder were without All-Star guard Russell Westbrook, but the Grizzlies held OKC under 100 points in all five games en route to their first conference finals.

Fast-forward almost six months and things are going very well for the Thunder. They've won three straight and share the third-best record in the league.

Memphis is floundering around .500 and is missing its best player, center and reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Marc Gasol.

The Thunder's winning streak reached three on Tuesday night when they dispatched the Atlanta Hawks, 101-92. That was the start of a short road trip which ends Wednesday night.

It wasn't an easy victory as twice the Thunder built double-digit leads in the fourth quarter, and twice the Hawks cut it three. Each time, OKC responded both with solid offense and even better defense.

"We always tell each other, 'weather the storm', no matter what," Kevin Durant said. "If they close the lead or if we're down 20, we just weather the storm, keep working and keep pressing. We took it a possession at a time and when they cut it to three, we were able to just settle down, get stops and make shots as well."

You'll never guess who led the Thunder in scoring. It was the NBA's leading scorer, Durant, who piled up 30 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal and two blocks.

Serge Ibaka finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook netted 14 points and handed out 11 assists. Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb both scored in double figures off the bench.

The Grizzlies halted a two-game slide Monday night with a 94-85 home victory over the Orlando Magic. Wednesday's tilt with the Thunder ends a six-game homestand where Memphis is only 2-3 thus far. The Grizzlies went 32-9 at home last season, which was a franchise record.

Zach Randolph paced the Grizz with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Jon Leuer came off the bench with 16 points, while Mike Conley and Jerryd Bayless both cracked the 10-point mark.

Memphis played once again without Gasol and starting two-guard Tony Allen, who is listed as day-to-day with a hip contusion. Ed Davis is also day-to-day with a left ankle sprain.

The Grizzlies found out Monday that swingman Quincy Pondexter suffered a tarsal navicular stress fracture in his right foot and will be out indefinitely.

In regular-season meetings between the two, the Grizzlies have won three of the last four and four of the last six in their own building.

12/11 10:25:45 ET

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4th
BRK 87
CHA 110
 
2nd
DUKE 85
WAKE 44
 
Final
LOS 4
CWS 6
 
Final
CLE 4
CIN 2
 
Final
TEX 2
KAN 13
 
Final
SFG 2
OAK 9
 
Final
SEA 4
SDP 3
 
Final
MIL 8
WMIL 0
 
Final
COL 3
ARI 6
 
Final
MIN 3
UMIN 1
 
Final
IND 105
NYK 82
 
Final
ORL 100
PHO 105
 
4th
BRK 87
CHA 110
 
4th
TOR 106
CLE 111
 
4th
BOS 83
UTA 82
 
4th
MIN 65
DEN 77
 
3rd
NOP 65
DET 61
 
3rd
MIA 67
LAL 59
 
4th
HOU 79
MEM 85
 
3rd
OKC 72
PHI 86
 
Half
SAN 54
SAC 38
 
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GSW
MIL
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LAC
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Final
UNCA 80
LIB 70
 
Final
PSU 67
OSU 77
 
Final
USB 62
BING 57
 
Final
FORD 66
DUQ 81
 
Final
GMAS 51
GWU 67
 
Final
UNH 54
HART 52
 
Final
STJOE 55
LAS 50
 
Final
Terriers 79
LIU 70
 
Final
GTDNS 83
MAINE 66
 
Final
LOU 59
ND 71
 
Final
SHU 66
PROV 79
 
Final
BRY 91
SHU 85
 
Final
MORE 79
SEMIZ 74
 
Final
MNTER 58
RFLSH 73
 
Final
LSU 63
TENN 78
 
Final
SFLA 74
UCF 45
 
Final
VERM 66
UMBC 39
 
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 68
 
Final
UMASS 53
RICH 56
 
2nd
TULA 52
HOU 49
 
2nd
YALE 71
HOW 57
 
2nd
PITT 53
MIAMI 57
 
2nd
TXPA 46
NMST 59
 
2nd
MSU 47
PURD 42
 
2nd
STLU 44
BONA 57
 
2nd
DUKE 85
WAKE 44
 
1st
TULSA 13
CIN 25
 
Half
VANDY 32
MSST 36
 
1st
OKST 31
TCU 28
 
1st
UCLA 39
USC 23
 
1st
WYO 37
UTST 30
 
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MARQ 18
STJ 16
 
1st
EILL 13
SIUE 17
 
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UNLV
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3rd
WIN 0
OTT 3
 
2nd Intermission
DET 1
NYR 1
 
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