Apr 21, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) during the first quarter in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: Kendrick Perkins sends it to overtime at the buzzer (video)


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.


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