Apr 24, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives through Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) and Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) in game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: Kevin Durant scores off of a hesitation dribble (GIF)

 

The Memphis Grizzlies are playing host to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a pivotal game 3 on Thursday night.

The Thunder took a huge lead in game and held on for a 100-86 victory after the Grizzlies staged a huge second half rally. In game 2, the Thunder were able to force overtime after a miraculous four-point play by Kevin Durant and a buzzer-beating rebound and put-back Kendrick Perkins. Just forcing overtime, however, wasn’t enough. The Grizzlies, led by Zach Randolph, took control of the extra frame and earned a 111-105 win to get the split they desired and steal home court advantage away from the Thunder.

The Thunder were hoping to go into Memphis and take back home court advantage and control of the series on Thursday night, but things have not worked out thus way that far. The Thunder offense has been shut down and the Grizzlies hold a 44-36 victory at the break.

Of course, Durant is still making plays. On this particular play, he gets a screen from Serge Ibaka and used his hesitation dribble to get the hoop for a layup.

GIF: Kevin Durant with the perfect hesitation dribble and layup on Twitpic

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