NBA playoffs roundup

Grizzlies stop Thunder

The Associated PressMay 12, 2013 

  • Playoff Glance

    CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

    Saturday’s Games

    Oklahoma City 87, Memphis 81

    Oklahoma eries tied,1-1

    Indiana 82, New York 71

    Indiana leads series 2-1

    Sunday’s Games

    San Antonio at Golden State, 3:30 p.m.

    San Antonio leads series 2-1

— Marc Gasol scored 20 points and hit two free throws with 1:03 left to put Memphis ahead to stay, and the Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 87-81 Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference semifinal.

Gasol scored 16 in the second half as Memphis remained unbeaten at home in the postseason.

The Grizzlies pulled out the win in an ugly performance for both teams following a three-day layoff since Game 2. After struggling at the free throw line in Oklahoma City, the Grizzlies hit all six at the line in the final 1:03 to clinch it.

Kevin Durant scored 25 points, but only two in the fourth quarter. A 91 percent free-throw shooter in the regular season, Durant missed two with 39.3 seconds left.

PACERS 82, KNICKS 71

At Indianapolis, Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and Paul George points, eight rebounds and eight assist to lead the Pacers/

The Pacers are up 2-1, with Game 4 of the best-of-seven series Tuesday in Indianapolis.

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