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Grizzlies win game 2 against OKC

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(WMC-TV) – Mike Conley led the way for the Grizzlies falling one assist shy of a triple-double. The Grizz point guard contributed 26 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists, as Memphis took game two, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 99-93, evening the series at one game apiece.

The Thunder took a 74-69 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Grizzlies rallied behind Conley, outscoring the home team 30-19.

Game two had a very similar start to that of game one in that it took a few minutes for either team to get on the board. After two-plus minutes of scoreless basketball, the offense picked up as Marc Gasol contributed eight of his 24 points in the first frame.

The Thunder, however, got a nine-point first-quarter effort from Kevin Durant, including a late three with time running out to trim the Grizzlies' lead to two entering the second quarter.

In the second quarter, it was Gasol yet again who took charge. Gasol added nine more points as the offense opened up even more.

Veteran and five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher countered for the Thunder, scoring 13 of his 19 points in the second, including three 3-pointers.

The Grizzlies found themselves trailing 49-45 with less than to minutes remaining in the half, but closed the half on a 9-2 run, highlighted by a Quincy Pondexter 3 and a Conley layup with just four seconds left on the clock.

Memphis took a 54-51 lead into the intermission.

The third quarter was the Kevin Durant show, as the forward dropped 13 of his 36 points. 

Oklahoma City ended the quarter on a 10-4 run, allowing them to take a five-point lead into the final frame.

Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley countered in the fourth, scoring 15 of his 26 points -- including a 3-pointer with just under two minutes remaining that put the Grizzlies ahead for good.

Game 3 tips off at 4 p.m. on Saturday at FedExForum.

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