Grizzlies hold on against Thunder
Memphis Grizzlies small forward Tayshaun Prince (21) guards Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second quarter at FedExForum. Photo by Justin Ford, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
The Memphis Grizzlies overcame 37 points from Kevin Durant and held on for a hard-fought victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.
Courtney Lee led Memphis with a season-high 24 points.
Power forward Zach Randolph scored 23 with 13 rebounds and the Grizzlies got a boost from All-Star center Marc Gasol, who started after missing 23 games and almost eight weeks with a knee injury and finished with 12 points and four rebounds in 24 minutes.
Memphis The Grizzlies (18-19) went 10-13 during his absence.
The Thunder (28-10) lost for the fifth time in their last eight games as they continue to toil without All-Star guard Russell Westbrook.