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May 8, 2013

Thunder can’t overcome late Grizzlies’ rally in Game 2

Durant's near triple-double goes to waste as series is tied 1-1

(Continued)

OKLAHOMA CITY —

The Grizzlies took advantage of 10 Thunder turnovers and led 54-51 at halftime.

Memphis continued to get balance scoring in the third quarter. After Oklahoma City put the clamps on Gasol, Randolph and Conley got into the action and helped the Grizz go ahead by seven.

However, in the final two minutes of the period, Durant went on a quick scoring binge. It included a 3-pointer, a tomahawk dunk and foul down the middle of the lane and two free throws as time expired.

Unlike in Game 1, Durant wasn't able to save the day this time around.

"I can carry as much as coach needs me to carry," Durant said. "I made those shots last game. I missed them this game. I just have to continue to keep taking them. I'm going to continue to be aggressive. I have confidence in myself."

Michael Kinney

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