The Thunder had been looking for a third scorer. Who had them turning the reigns over to that third scorer to deliver another overtime — the third in four games — and to win it.
Down by five with about a minute to go, Jackson his a three and a runner forced overtime. He kept it going in overtime as he scored 32 points and grabbed nine rebounds in this 92-89 slogfest against the Grizzlies.
Oklahoma City lost a double-digit lead in the second half as Memphis went inside to Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. Gasol had 23 points.
Oklahoma City’s dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 30 points on 11-for-45 shooting. The two each had 15 points. It was Durant’s first game with fewer than 20 points since December.
The good news for the Thunder is that they can win when their stars are not feeling it. This was not the game for that to happen, but it all worked out to even the series at 2-2.