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NBA: Durant leads Thunder over Grizzlies in play-off opener, Warriors stun Clippers

Published on Apr 20, 2014 3:57 PM
 
Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder takes a shot in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on April 19, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Kevin Durant scored 33 points on Saturday to lead Oklahoma City to a 100-86 triumph over Memphis in game one of their NBA Western Conference play-off series. PHOTO: AFP

OKLAHOMA CITY (AFP) - Kevin Durant scored 33 points on Saturday to lead Oklahoma City to a 100-86 triumph over Memphis in game one of their NBA Western Conference play-off series.

He connected on five of six shots from the field as he delivered 13 points in the fourth quarter, when the Thunder thwarted the Grizzlies' comeback bid and took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Oklahoma had dominated the first half and led by 22 at half-time.

But their lead dwindled to just two points, 74-72, after Mike Miller's three-pointer with 8min 46sec left in the game.

 
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