Grizzlies win 94-88 to snap Thunder's streak at 6

By Jeff Latzke

Associated Press

Published: Monday, April 2 2012 8:40 p.m. MDT

Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins gestures to his team during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 2, 2012.

Sue Ogrocki, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — O.J. Mayo scored 22 points, including a key 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies prevented Oklahoma City from tying for the NBA's best record by beating the Thunder 94-88 on Monday night.

Oklahoma City had pulled within a game of league-leading Chicago by blowing out the Bulls a day earlier, but the Grizzlies took the lead just after halftime and hung on to snap the Thunder's six-game winning streak.

Tony Allen added 15 points and Marc Gasol scored 13 for the Grizzlies, who were without starting point guard Mike Conley for a second straight game because of a sore right ankle.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 21 points and Russell Westbrook scored 19, with 12 coming as Oklahoma City tried to rally in the fourth quarter.

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