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Mark Humphrey | THe Associated Press Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson shoots a free throw in the final seconds of overtime in Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Jackson scored 32 points as Oklahoma City won 92-89. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
NBA: Reggie Jackson leads Thunder over Grizzlies
First Published Apr 26 2014 11:13 pm • Last Updated Apr 26 2014 11:32 pm

Memphis, Tenn. • Reserve Reggie Jackson scored a personal playoff-best 32 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 92-89 in overtime Saturday night, tying up their first-round Western Conference series at two apiece.

Jackson had only scored 15 points combined in this series, but the guard shook off his shooting woes by hitting 11 of 16. He outscored Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, who struggled through their worst scoring game of the series. Durant was 5 of 21 for 15 points, while Westbrook was 6 of 24 for 15 points.

At a glance

Thunder 92, Grizzlies 89

OVERTIME

Oklahoma City 15 27 22 16 12 — 92

Memphis 18 17 17 28 9 — 89

OKLAHOMA CITY (92)

Durant 5-21 4-6 15, Ibaka 6-11 0-0 12, Perkins 1-4 2-2 4, Westbrook 6-24 2-2 15, Sefolosha 1-4 0-0 3, Collison 1-1 0-0 3, Jackson 11-16 8-8 32, Adams 0-0 0-0 0, Butler 2-6 0-0 6, Fisher 0-3 2-2 2.

Totals 33-90 18-20 92.

MEMPHIS (89)

Prince 1-2 0-0 2, Randolph 5-14 1-5 11, Gasol 10-21 3-4 23, Conley 5-16 4-5 14, Lee 3-10 1-2 9, Allen 6-14 2-3 14, Davis 1-2 0-0 2, Udrih 2-6 0-0 6, Miller 2-7 2-4 8, Koufos 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0.

Totals 35-94 13-23 89.

3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 8-28 (Jackson 2-4, Butler 2-4, Collison 1-1, Sefolosha 1-3, Westbrook 1-6, Durant 1-7, Ibaka 0-1, Fisher 0-2), Memphis 6-20 (Udrih 2-3, Lee 2-5, Miller 2-6, Conley 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 66 (Ibaka 14), Memphis 62 (Allen 13). Assists—Oklahoma City 14 (Westbrook 7), Memphis 19 (Conley 10). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 22, Memphis 19. A—18,119 (18,119).

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The Thunder blew a 14-point lead with Memphis, and the Grizzlies blew a third straight fourth-quarter lead themselves. Jackson tied up Memphis with five straight points in the final minute of regulation, and he hit all six free throws in overtime as the Thunder survived an extra period with seven lead changes.

Durant’s two free throws with 1:02 left in overtime put the Thunder ahead to stay.

Game 5 is Tuesday night back in Oklahoma City.

Mike Conley missed a 26-footer just before the buzzer that could have forced a second extra period. Serge Ibaka also blocked a Tony Allen shot with 2.7 seconds left in regulation to keep the Thunder alive for overtime.

The Thunder won for only the second time in seven playoff games in Memphis, and this was just their second in eight overtimes with the Grizzlies since the start of the 2010-11 season. Oklahoma City also snapped Memphis’ franchise-record 15-game winning streak.

Marc Gasol led Memphis with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Allen had 14 points and 13 rebounds, Conley had 14 points and Zach Randolph added 11.




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