The Memphis Grizzlies looked poised to take game 2, even the series and steal home court advantage from the Oklahoma City Thunder. They held a three-point lead entering the final quarter and stretched the lead to 79-70 in the opening minutes. The Thunder slowly trimmed the lead down, but the Grizzlies led by six with just over three minutes to go.
After the Thunder completed a 12-5 that gave them the lead, the Grizzlies countered with a 6-0 run of their own on a Mike Miller three-pointer and three free throws to give them a 98-93 advantage. That’s when Kevin Durant hit a three-pointer and drew a foul to cut the lead to one. After Mike Conley made one free throw on the other end, Westbrook missed a three. However, center Kendrick Perkins was there to grab the rebound and hit a bucket to send the game to overtime. It was Perkins’ first field goal of the game.