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MEMPHIS, Tenn. Air Max 2018 Sort . -- The Memphis Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game. Marc Gasol scored 20 points and hit two free throws with 1:03 left to put Memphis ahead to stay, and the Grizzlies held off Oklahoma City 87-81 Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference semifinal. Gasol scored 16 in the second half as Memphis remained unbeaten at home in the post-season. The Grizzlies pulled out the win in a choppy performance for both teams following a three-day layoff since Game 2 with the Thunder beating them at their own game, dominating the boards and in the paint. After struggling at the free throw line in Oklahoma City, the Grizzlies hit all six at the line in the final 1:03 to clinch it. "We just stayed after it like weve done all year long," Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said. "Its not always pretty. Tonight wasnt pretty, but it was pretty for us because we got the win." Game 4 is Monday night in Memphis, and Hollins wants one more home win for a franchise in its second Western semifinal in two seasons. The Grizzlies lost to Oklahoma City in seven games in 2011 after splitting Games 3 and 4 in Memphis. But they are 18-1 at home since Feb. 8. "Id rather take my chances with where were sitting now and try to win all of our home games," Hollins said. "We got a long way to go, and we got to keep battling." Kevin Durant scored 25 points, but only two in the fourth quarter. A 91 per cent free throw shooter in the regular season, Durant missed two with 39.3 seconds left. Durant also had 11 rebounds and five assists. "Its frustrating, but we cant hang our heads," Durant said. "We have to keep playing and keep improving. We just have to learn from it. We have to embrace the tough times and get better from it. I believe in my teammates." Though his teammates, with Russell Westbrook out with a knee injury, need to give him more help. The Thunder had their worst scoring and shooting performance this post-season. Reggie Jackson had 16 points for Oklahoma city, and Kevin Martin and Serge Ibaka each added 13. Jackson and Ibaka also grabbed 10 rebounds apiece. Durant went 3 of 11 from the floor in the second half, and his teammates went a combined 23 of 69 for the game. Tony Allen had his best game in this series, scoring 14 points for Memphis. Jerryd Bayless added 11. Zach Randolph scored only eight points but had 10 rebounds. "It was definitely a good feeling because we didnt play the best Grizzlies basketball that we know we can play as a team," Randolph said. Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks insisted he liked the shots his Thunder took, even though they didnt get as many wide-open looks beyond the arc as they did in the first two games. "We are hopeful that we get those same shots in the next game," Brooks said. The Grizzlies built leads repeatedly, getting to as much as 10 in the second quarter. Memphis won despite not winning in the categories the Grizzlies usually dominate. The Thunder outrebounded them 51-44, with a 14-5 edge on the offensive glass. The Thunder also outscored the Grizz 44-30 in the paint, with a 23-7 edge on fast-break points. The Thunder didnt score after Derek Fisher hit a 3-pointer with 1:58 left, a shot tying for the eighth and final time at 81. The Grizzlies edge came from getting to the line where they hit more free throws (23 of 28) than Oklahoma City even took (12 of 19). "Obviously, they beat us in a lot of different areas tonight," said Memphis guard Mike Conley, who hit all four free throws in the final minute. "For us to come away with the win, we are very happy. We will take it, but it just goes to show we have a lot of work to do. We have to do better the next game." The rust from the layoff showed early for both teams. Ibaka missed not one but two dunks in the first half, Thabo Sefolosha had an airball and the Grizzlies, who had been so good at limiting turnovers, had five in the first quarter alone. Hollins switched up his defence on Durant from the first two games in Oklahoma City. He didnt put Allen, who finished fifth in voting for Defensive Player of the Year, on Durant until the final minutes of Game 2. This time, he alternated Allen with Tayshaun Prince defending Durant throughout the first half. Allen played Durant most of the third, and that helped limit Durant to 2 of 7 shooting in the quarter as the Thunder went 4 of 20 from the floor. "He is a great defender, dont get me wrong," Durant said about Allen. "But its the Grizzlies team defence. I need to make the right plays for my team. I missed a few shots in the second half." Memphis led 66-60 at the end of the third quarter. The Grizzlies pushed that to 71-62 on a 3 by Keyon Dooling and a 19-foot jumper by Darrell Arthur. Then the Thunder scored six straight, the last on a dunk by Martin forcing Hollins to take a timeout. The Grizzlies, who had hit only one of their first nine 3-pointers, hit 3 of 5 in the third quarter to take a 77-70 lead when Pondexter knocked down a 3 with 6:29 left. Pondexter also helped defend Durant in the fourth quarter. The Thunder led 45-44 at halftime. Durant scored 14 of the Thunders first 24 points as he connected on five of his first six shots. The Grizzlies grabbed their biggest lead at 28-18 on a 28-footer by Bayless. Then Gasol picked up his second foul with 9:02 left and went to the bench for the rest of the half. Notes: DeAngelo Williams, the former Memphis running back now with the NFLs Carolina Panthers, and rapper Lil Wayne had courtside seats with Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones also on hand. ... Durant extended his streak with 20 or more points to 35 straight playoff games. ... Durant had his second-lowest scoring game this post-season, a point off the 24 he had in the opener against Houston. ... The Thunder went 17-4 after a loss in the regular season. ... The Grizzlies had their 14th straight post-season sellout. Nike Free Run 2 Sort . Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist, and Mike Fisher scored a goal and helped set up two others in the Predators 6-4 victory over the Red Wings on Monday night. Nike Free 3.0 Dame . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. http://www.udsalgnikefreedk.com/danmark-air-max-2018.html . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Sundays matches in the Anglo-Welsh Cup were carbon copies of each other as?Exeter?and?Wasps?both scored 62 points and 10 tries in big wins over?Cardiff?and?Worcester?respectively.Cardiff began brightly against the Chiefs at Sandy Park with a quick 10 points but were then overrun by the pace and power of the home side, going down 62-25.Michele Campagnaro, Tom Hendrickson, Damian Welch, Sam Simmonds, Stuart Townsend, Tom Johnson, Tom Lawday, Jack Innard and Shaun Malton scored Exeters tries and there was also a penalty try award - with Joe Simmonds converting six.Worcester?held a 10-7 lead midway through the first half at the Ricoh Arena but thats as good as it got for the Warriors as Wasps scored nine unanswered tries in a 62-10 thrashing.Scrum-half Dan Robson pulled the strings when he came on the second half, scoring twice and creating a further three tries to guide Wasps to a convincing win.?Reigning Anglo-Welsh Cup champions Saracens got their first win in this years competition with a 29-18 win against 14-man Newcastle at Allianz Park in the first of three matches on Saturday.After losing their first round game to Gloucester, tries from Nick Tompkins, Scott Spurling, Jared Saunders and George Perkins helped the hosts to a bonus point win.For the Falcons, who ended the game with 14 men after Craig Willis red card for a dangerous tackle, it meant a second defeat in the competition after the opening round loss to Northampton.Gloucester were denied a second straight comeback win as Northampton held on for a 19-13 victory at Franklins Gardens.The Cherry and Whites came back from 25-5 down to Saracens last week for a dramatic success, and looked set to do the same here when they got back to within a score with four minutes remaining, but in the end Saints were able to hang on.Former England fly-half Freddie Burns scored 15 points as Leicester made it two wins frrom two games with an easy 42-3 home victory over Newport Gwent Dragons. Nike Free 3.0 Dame Sort. The Tigers scored six tries through Owen Williams, Adam Thompstone, Greg Bateman, Ellis Genge, Harry Roberts and Burns, who also kicked two conversions and two penalties in a fine all-round game.The bonus point win gives Leicester nine points in pool four after their one point win at Bath the previous week.In Fridays trio of clashes Scarlets produced a stunning second-half comeback, running in 35 unanswered points to beat old rivals Bath 44-21 in an entertaining encounter in Llanelli.Trailing 21-9 at the break, the West Walians turned on the style after the interval, crossing for five tries to claim a deserved bonus-point triumph.It turned into a night to forget for former Scarlets No. 10 Rhys Priestland who was yellow carded for a dangerous tackle on opposite number Dan Jones.After a run of 10 defeats, Bristol won for the first time this season with a deserved 26-11 success over Sale.The win saw the home side avenge their league defeat when Sale triumphed 31-13 at Ashton Gate only three weeks ago.Jason Woodward, Jack Tovey and Rhodri Williams scored Bristols tries with Billy Searle kicking two penalties and a conversion. Replacement Adrian Jarvis added a penalty.The win came at the end of a stormy week for the club which saw Andy Robinson leave his coaching role to be replaced by Mark Tainton.Halani Aulika scored a try for Sale with Dan Mugford and Tom Arscott both adding penalties.Harlequins continued their unbeaten Anglo-Welsh Cup run with a hard-fought 15-12 victory over Ospreys at St Helens.Quins scored tries through number eight George Naoupu and lock Charlie Matthews with replacement Tim Swiel kicking a conversion and a crucial late penalty. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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