Lee: More Westbrook Shots Means Fewer For Durant

Russell Westbrook went 11-for-28 in a 105-111 Oklahoma City loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2. The Grizzlies apparently prefer a high usage rate from Westbrook because it limits the number of opportunities Kevin Durant receives. "We're fine with Westbrook taking shots, I mean, that's kinda what you want - the more shots he takes, the less Durant takes," said Courtney Lee.
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Durant Shooting 36 Percent Against Tony Allen

During the first two games of their first round series, Kevin Durant is 9-for-25 (36 percent) while being guarded by Tony Allen and 10-for-18 (55.5 percent) against everyone else on the Memphis Grizzlies. Allen missed 27 games this season while recovering from a knee issue and appears to be healthier and faster. Allen is especially adept at avoiding screens to stick with Durant.
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Kevin Durant says that Tony Allen isn’t locking him down on offense

After last night’s Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder thrilling game two, many people praised Memphis Grizzlies Tony Allen for his lockdown defense on Kevin Durant. As you might figure, Durant despite having 36 points on the night would like to cancel the thought that Mr. Allen was playing lockdown defense on him: Kevin Durant clearly tired of Tony Allen questions: "It...
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Kevin Durant somehow drains miraculous three-pointer while being fouled (video)

This just in: Kevin Durant is a good basketball player. Durant led all scorers in Game 2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Game 2 showdown with the Memphis Grizzlies, but an unbelievable play late in the game truly demonstrated why Durant is one of most dangerous offensive forces in the game. With the Thunder down […] The post Kevin Durant somehow drains miraculous three-pointer...
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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 2 Quick Recap

The Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series on Tuesday night. OKC took Game 1, 100-86, behind Kevin Durant’s 33 points. The Thunder made a late fourth-quarter rally that was capped off by an incredible four-point play by Kevin Durant and a  buzzer-beating lay-in by Kendrick Perkins to send the game into overtime, 99-99. Memphis...
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MEM@OKC Game 1: Thunder Storm, Grizzlies Growl But Lose

Video: Conley: We were embarrassed in the first half Okay, so . . . my bad on not getting something up about Game One sooner. I hate to make excuses so I won’t, but I do intend to do much better going forward on getting previews and recaps posted in a timely fashion. Plus, you were probably watching the game anyway, so I don’t have to spend too much time rehashing what happened...
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How the Memphis Grizzlies can beat the Oklahoma City Thunder

Throughout the regular season of the NBA, almost every team improves in some way, shape, or form. Yet, it is hard to argue against the claim that the Memphis Grizzlies probably improved more than any other team as the season progressed. Halfway into the season, the Grizzlies had a record of 21-20. However, the Grizzlies ended the season with a 50-32 record, meaning they went 29-12...
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Grizzlies Point Guard Nick Calathes Suspended

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for failing a drug test.  This comes as the Grizzlies prepare to face the Oklahoma City Thunder. It is being reported that Calathes failed the test due to tamoxifen being detected in his system. Tamoxifen blocks the flow of estrogen in the body and is used by athletes to mask steroids. The seventh...
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Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes suspended 20 games for banned substance

Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for testing positive for a banned substance and violating NBA's anti-drug policy, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The banned substance – Tamoxifen – was part of an athletic supplement that Calathes had been using, sources said. NBA lab results found no traces of synthetic testosterone or performance-enhancing...
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Report: Grizzlies' Calathes suspended 20 games

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug policy. Calathes, averaging 4.9 points and 2.9 assists in 17 minutes per game this season, tested positive for Tamoxifen, which was part of an over-the-counter athletic supplement he had used, according to Yahoo! Sports. The Grizzlies will...
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Report: Grizzlies Nick Calathes Suspended 20 Games

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for violating the leagues drug policy. Memphis guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violation of NBA's Anti-Drug policy, source tells Yahoo. Supension starts now. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 18, 2014 The NBA is expected to announce...
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Thunder won’t sell playoff tickets to Tennessee residents

The Oklahoma City Thunder are doing their best to achieve a homecourt advantage during the NBA playoffs. To that end, they are limiting ticket sales during the playoffs to residents of Oklahoma and a few neighboring states. Those attempting to purchase playoff tickets for Thunder home games are met with the following note: All Sales […]
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Joerger maintains Grizzlies' winning ways in debut coaching season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dave Joerger walked into a fire. Bare feet. With lighter fluid leaking from his pockets. But far away from the home tyrants behind the bench yelling about his poor choice of lineups, Joerger finds solace in the fresh air outside his home out in the country. "Chicago at home was tough," Joerger said prior to Thursday's practice at FedExForum. "...
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Lucky 7: Grizzlies Defeat Mavs in OT Thriller, 106-105

Marc Gasol took his turn at guarding Dirk Nowitzki. Maybe it helped; maybe not. Dirk scored a game-high 30 points, but Marc put up a nice 19 points & 9 rebounds himself. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. WOW! Sure, the Grizzlies have essentially been playing playoff basketball for the past three months just to get into the NBA Playoffs. Sure, the Phoenix game was high...
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Why the Memphis Grizzlies made the playoffs

With Monday’s win against the Phoenix Suns, the Memphis Grizzlies secured the final spot in the 2014 NBA playoffs. Despite a valiant effort by the Suns to keep their playoff dreams alive, the Grizzlies played stout defense for the better part of the game. The fact that the Grizzlies held the Suns to only 19.2% beyond the arc also played a big role, as the Suns are one of the best...
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