Grizzlies Get it Done in OKC
Oklahoma City, OK– For the first time in franchise history, the Grizzlies are heading to the Western Conference Finals after the Grizz eliminated Oklahoma City 4-1 after an 88-84 Game 5 win.
Zach Randolph coming up huge for the Grizz, scoring a game-high 28 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to hold off a Thunder team that cut a 14-point Memphis lead down to 2 in the closing seconds. But Kevin Durant, who went 5-for-21 in the game, missed the potential game-tying jumper and two late Tony Allen free throws provided the game’s final points as the Grizz oust the top-seeded Thunder.
The Grizzlies move on to play either San Antonio or Golden State in the West Finals.
The Spurs lead that series 3-2 with Game 6 on the Warriors home floor on Thursday night.
A Spurs win means the West Finals will open in San Antonio but if Golden State rallies to win that series, the Grizz will have homecourt advantage against the Warriors.