Grizzlies beat Thunder in OT for 3-1 series lead

By Teresa M. Walker

Associated Press

Published: Monday, May 13 2013 11:48 p.m. MDT

Memphis Grizzlies' Mike Conley, right, and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) work against Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha (2) in the first half of Game 4 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 13, 2013.

Danny Johnston, Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tony Allen scored on a driving layup to open overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-97 Monday night to push the defending Western Conference champions to the edge of elimination.

The Grizzlies shook off a first half in which they couldn't hit shots and the Thunder seemingly couldn't miss in building their largest lead in this series at 17 points. But the Grizzlies have yet to lose on their home court this postseason, and they won their third straight and seventh in eight games to grab a 3-1 lead in the series.

Game 5 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.

The Grizzlies outscored the Thunder 9-3 in overtime.

Kevin Durant scored 27 points but missed all five of his shots in overtime, including a layup in the final seconds.

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