Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder - 4/21/14 Game Two
Memphis Grizzlies (50-32) at Oklahoma City Thunder (59-23)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -7 -- Over/Under: 189.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder will play game 2 of the NBA playoffs on Monday night. The Thunder won game 1, 100-86.
In the loss, the Grizzlies offense struggled for much of the game, shooting just 36.3 percent from the field and scoring 34 points in the first half. While Zach Randolph is shooting 46.6 percent in his last five games, he shot just 33.3 percent in the loss. However, the Grizzlies defense held the Thunder to 25 percent shooting from downtown, which gave them a chance to win the game in the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies are holding their opponents to 29.1 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games. The Memphis Grizzlies are 36-44-3 ATS overall and 18-21-3 ATS on the road.
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While the Thunder continued to struggle from three, they beat the Grizzlies on the glass by winning the rebounding margin 51-41. Kevin Durant scored 33 points and shot 52 percent from the field, while Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. However, the Thunder are shooting just 26.8 percent from three in their last five games and are allowing opponents to shoot 38.1 percent from three during the same time frame. The Thunder have beaten the Grizzlies in four of their last five games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 44-37-2 ATS overall and 24-16-2 ATS at home.
The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Thunder are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest. The Grizzlies are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, while the favorite is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Grizzlies proved they can hang with the Thunder, their offense just needs to get rolling. Randolph can’t have another poor shooting performance, and it’s tough imagining him struggling from the field in back-to-back games.
Take Memphis and the points.