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Bench leads Thunder past Grizzlies to even series

By Jeff Latzke

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, May 3 2011 10:40 p.m. MDT

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, left, reaches around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant during the first quarter of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

Alonzo Adams, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 26 points, James Harden led an outburst by Oklahoma City's bench with 21, and the Thunder evened their series with Memphis by beating the Grizzlies 111-102 in Game 2 on Tuesday night.

After scoring just 16 points in a Game 1 loss, the Thunder's bench tripled that amount and put Oklahoma City firmly in control with an 18-6 run to start the fourth quarter.

Russell Westbrook scored 24 and his backup, Eric Maynor, added 15 for the Thunder.

Mike Conley scored 24 for Memphis, which cut a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit to six in the final minutes.

Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol combined to make just five of 22 shots for 28 points — just over half their total from the opener.

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