Outlet Pass: Memphis Marathon, Heat Stranglehold + Jerry West

Kevin Durant scored six of his 35 points in the third overtime, and the Oklahoma City Thunder survived a thriller in holding off the Memphis Grizzlies 133-123 in a game that ended Tuesday morning.

With the victory, the Thunder grabbed back home-court advantage and tied this Western Conference semifinal at 2-2.

Game 5 will be Wednesday night back in Oklahoma City. The winner of this series will play the Dallas Mavericks in the conference finals. Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 40 points. James Harden added 19, and Daequan Cook had 10.
CBS Sports

A split second after making the most important field goal of his career, Chris Bosh turned up court and screamed.That was the sound of Boston’s pain.

Bosh rose above Celtics All-Star Ray Allen with 24.2 seconds left in overtime and tipped in a missed jumper by LeBron James to put the Heat ahead by five points.

Instantly, an arena filled with noise and hope suddenly shrank into quiet depression. The Heat defeated the Celtics 98-90 in overtime Monday night at once unconquerable TD Garden to take a 3-1 lead in this second-round, best-of-7 series.
Miami Herald

Dan Patrick – How surprised was he that the Lakers were swept?:

Jerry West – “Obviously very surprised, but, again, I think people don’t realize that Dallas had the exact same record as the Lakers did this year. And they had a terrific road record, they were capable. It’s a completely different looking Dallas team than I’d seen before. When I watched the Lakers play they looked dispirited.

Some of the things that I saw out there, really frankly, were pretty classless. The Lakers have won with class and they’ve lost with class and [Sunday], as someone who worked there and is pretty proud of my years with the Lakers, I was a little bit embarrassed — not with the loss, but some of the things I saw on the floor which I thought were really just not something that a person that wears a Laker uniform should do.”
Dallas Morning News

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