Aug 1, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) with guard Jrue Holiday (11) during a uniform unveiling at the team practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant Lifts Oklahoma City To Game 1 Victory Over Memphis Grizzlies


Kevin Durant might not have won the MVP award, but his performance in game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies was certainly on an MVP level.

The Grizzlies put up a great game and OKC were in trouble. After putting together a little run, the Thunder managed to get within striking distance in the final moments of the game, and that was all Durant needed.

First, Durant made a huge shot to put the Thunder within one point of their opponents. Following a stop, the shot clock was turned off and Durant brought the ball up the floor and knocked down this long mid-range jumper that gave Oklahoma City the lead.

After Reggie Jackson knocked down two free throws, the Thunder managed to close the game out and have now taken a crucial 1-0 lead in the series.

Durant was naturally the focal point of OKC’s offense and took 26 shots in the game. He recorded 35 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocked shots.

 

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