Oklahoma City Thunder forwards Kevin Durant (35) , Serge Ibaka (9) and guard Reggie Jackson (15) celebrate after an overtime win against the Memphis Grizzlies in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum. Photo by Nelson Chenault, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Thunder 92, Grizzlies 89
Overtime. Again. But this time, after losing two straight overtime games, the Oklahoma City Thunder survived for a 92-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum to even their first-round Western Conference playoff series at 2-2.
Reggie Jackson scored a career-high 32 points, including the last five in regulation, as the Thunder rallied from an 80-75 deficit over the last 1:20 to send the game into overtime tied at 80.
The Thunder had led by 14 with 26 seconds left in the third quarter.
In overtime, Jackson scored eight of the Thunder's 12 points and sank four free throws over the last 12.2 seconds.
The Thunder never led by more than three in overtime and the Grizzlies never led by more than one, the last time at 1:34 when point guard Mike Conley hit a step-back jumper.
Conley's three-point attempt bounced high off the iron as the overtime ended.
Memphis missed opportunities at the free-throw line, shooting 56.5 percent (13-for-23).
Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook again struggled against the Grizzlies' physical defense and scored less combined (30 points) than Jackson did by himself.
Westbrook finished with 15 points, going 6-for-24 from the field, and Durant scored 15 while making 5-of-21 from the floor.
Marc Gasol led Memphis with 23 points and 11 rebounds and four assists.