The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to rebound when they travel in Game 3 of their best of seven NBA playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies in a pro basketball game on Saturday night.
Start time from Memphis is scheduled for 5PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The NBA playoff odds for Game 3 has the home side Memphis Grizzlies favored by -4 ½ points with an over under line of 188 ½ points. Early money from the betting public has not moved this betting line since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The Memphis Grizzlies evens this best of seven Western conference playoff series off their 99-93 road victory at the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night as a +2 ½ point underdog. The game finished over 188 ½ points.
Oklahoma City took a five point lead into the fourth quarter and get outscored by the Grizzlies 30-19 in the final period in defeat. The Thunder shot just 42.9% from the floor and made 9 of 24 three pointers. They shoot well from the free throw line at 24 of 27 from the charity stripe. OKC loses the game with 21 turnovers and by pulling down 8 less rebounds than the Grizzlies. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 36 points and eleven rebounds on 11 of 21 shooting. Derek Fisher off the bench poured in 19 points as he made 4 of 5 from three point distance. OKC is the top free throw shooting team in basketball and ranks third in the NBA in scoring offense, field goal and three point shooting. They defend very well by allowing 42.5% shooting to their opponents on the year which is good for second best in basketball.
The Grizzlies shot 41.9% from the floor in their game two victory and made 4 of 15 three pointers. They survived missing 9 of 32 free throws by committing ten less turnovers and doing a better job of grabbing loose balls than the Thunder. Mike Conley led the team with 26 points and ten rebounds as he connected on 11 of 22 from the field. Marc Gasol chipped in with 24 points and five boards on 8 of 13 makes. Memphis is a stout defensive team as they lead the league in scoring defense by allowing just 89.3 points a game on the year. The team ranks in the top three of basketball in both field goal and three point defense.