Durant's late basket helps Thunder down Grizzlies for 1-0 lead

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Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant capped a big second half with 12 fourth quarter points, and his go-ahead bucket with 11.1 seconds left helped the Thunder rally for a 93-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Oklahoma City trailed almost the entire second half and by as many as 12, but Durant brought them back and sent the Chesapeake Energy Arena crowd into a frenzy with his late pull up bucket to put the Thunder in front.

He made the team's final three baskets and finished with game-highs of 35 points, 15 rebounds and six assists.

Kevin Martin scored 25 points off the bench for the second straight game, after he helped the Thunder wrap up their quarterfinal series with the Houston Rockets in six games. Reggie Jackson added 12 in the victory.

Memphis, coming off four straight victories in its quarterfinal series with the Los Angeles Clippers, was paced by double-doubles from Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph.

Gasol totaled 20 points and 10 rebounds, but committed a crucial turnover late following Durant's go-ahead bucket. Randolph turned in 18 points with 10 boards.

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