TAG: Memphis Grizzlies

NBA, Smack / May 2, 2014 / 1:12 am

Watch Ol’ “Reliable” Kevin Durant Drop 36 As OKC Staves Off Elimination

Mike Conley, Kevin Durant

The Oklahoman headline that caused quite a stir this morning proved less-than-prophetic despite their sports editor’s public apology. The “Mr. Unreliable” moniker couldn’t have been less accurate during Oklahoma City’s blowout, 104-84, Game 6 win in Memphis. Kevin Durant led the way with 36 points and 10 rebounds and now we can all chortle at the paper’s timing. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 1, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Oklahoma Newspaper Headline Calls Kevin Durant “Mr. Unreliable”

Thunder Extra

For Thursday’s Thunder Extra addition to the Oklahoman, the paper shows a large photo of Kevin Durant appearing to miss a shot against the Grizzlies. There’s a stand-alone headline above that picture that dominates he rest of the front page reading, simply: “Mr. Unreliable.” Durant will likely pick up the regular season MVP award next week, and some Thunder fans are a little pissed their paper is throwing him under the bus so soon. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 30, 2014 / 1:04 am

Serge Ibaka’s OT Putback Comes Late & The Grizzlies Take A 3-2 Series Lead

Serge Ibaka

The Thunder-Grizzlies series gets more breathtaking every single time they face off. In Game 5, it went to overtime again, and free basketball was as crazy as their earlier encounters this series. In the end, Father Time got the best of Serge Ibaka when his putback at the buzzer was a microsecond late. Now the Grizzlies are up 3-2 with a chance to eliminate the mighty Thunder at home in Memphis. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 30, 2014 / 12:15 am

GIF: Russell Westbrook’s Game-Tying Steal & Slam Forces OT

Russell Westbrook

All appeared lost for the Thunder as the clocked ticked under 10 seconds to play in Game 5 of their first-round series against the Grizzlies. But Russell Westbrook saved the day when he picked Mike Conley‘s pocket and took it the other way for the game-tying slam with just four seconds remaining. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 25, 2014 / 12:00 pm

GIF: Kendrick Perkins Uses Mike Miller As A Chair

Kendrick Perkins, Mike Miller

The Thunder lost a second straight overtime affair against the Grizzlies on Thursday night. Before the game, Kendrick Perkins asked over Zach Randolph and referee Monty McCutchen to discuss allowing a little more physicality. We’re not sure if Perkins meant using Mike Miller as a chair. Read More »

NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 10:58 pm

Video: Russell Westbrook Four-Point Play Forces OT In Memphis

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook was fouled while connecting on a three-pointer in the closing minutes of regulation during Game 3 between the Grizzlies and Thunder in Memphis. The ensuing four-point play ended up forcing overtime. Kevin Durant did the same thing in Game 2, before the Thunder fell in OT. Read More »

NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 9:08 pm

Kendrick Perkins & Z-Bo Ask Ref To Let Them Be Physical

Kendrick Perkins, Zach Randolph

So many people get nostalgic for a more physical NBA. Any time there’s a little roughness in the paint these days, you’re always expecting a whistle. Some misconstrue this and believe the players are getting soft, but the league has cracked down more than anything. That’s what makes this video clip before the Thunder and Grizzlies tipped off so enthralling. Watch as Kendrick Perkins and Zach Randolph ask head referee Monty McCutchen to let them be physical in the post. Read More »

NBA / Apr 22, 2014 / 12:23 am

Kendrick Perkins Forces OT With Buzzer-Beater, But Grizzlies Still Tie Series 1-1

Kendrick Perkins, Kevin Durant

Game 2 between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder turned out to be a thrilling spectacle of basketball. The game went back and forth and proved that playoff basketball is nothing but pure entertainment. With the score at 99-97 in favor of Memphis, OKC had one final chance to either win the game or force overtime. Russell Westbrook chucked up a prayer from downtown, but came up short. Luckily for OKC, Kendrick Perkins was in the right place at the right time, as he grabbed the offensive rebound and banked in a layup to beat the buzzer. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 21, 2014 / 11:43 pm

Kevin Durant’s Impossible Falling Out of Bounds 3-Pointer Plus The Foul

Kevin Durant, Marc Gasol

We’re pretty sure cardiac arrest is the only possible by-product of the helter-skelter Game 2 between the Grizzlies and Thunder. The Thunder were down five with less than 20 seconds left and most fans believed this series would shortly be tied 1-1. But after a broken play, Russell Westbrook saved the ball from flying out of bounds to Kevin Durant who was covered closely by Marc Gasol in the near corner. KD was falling out of bounds as he caught the ball, but still found a way to get the shot up… Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 11:07 pm

Serge Ibaka Blocks Ed Davis Then Wags His Finger

Serge Ibaka, Ed Davis

The ol’ Dikembe Mutombo finger wag after a big block would get T’d up in the contemporary NBA for taunting. But that didn’t stop Serge Ibaka from channeling his inner Mutombo after a huge recovery block on Ed Davis in the first half Monday night. Except Ibaka added one small caveat: he wagged his finger at the OKC crowd (much to their delight), thereby nullifying a subsequent technical. Read More »