The Memphis Grizzlies will look for the series clincher when they travel to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in game five of their best of seven Western conference NBA playoff series with a pro basketball game on Wednesday night. The teams will take the court in Oklahoma City at 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT TV.
The NBA playoff odds from game five has the home team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 185 points. There has been no line movement in game five since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The Memphis Grizzlies put the Oklahoma City Thunder on the brink of elimination off their 103-97 home overtime victory in game five as a -5 point betting favorite. The game finished over 185 points.
The Grizzlies overcame a 17 point first half deficit in their come from behind victory. They survived a 40.4% shooting game and hit on 6 of 17 from the three point line. Memphis did a good job at the free throw line by making 25 of 29 shots. The Grizzlies took good care of the basketball with seven turnovers which were eight less than OKC.
Mike Conley led Memphis with 24 points and five assists as he made 7 of 21 shots. Both Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol contributed with 23 points with each on a combined 16 of 35 shooting as well as 23 rebounds. Memphis ranks in the top three in all key defensive categories which is points allowed, field goal and three point shooting defense. They have held the Thunder to under 100 points in all four playoff games in this series.
It was another poor offensive production in the second half for OKC as they are held to just 38 second half points. The Thunder shot 43% from the field and made 9 of 20 three pointers. The number one free throw shooting team in basketball made 20 of 22 from the charity stripe. Kevin Durant had 27 points and seven assists as he made 10 of 27 shots. Kevin Martin showed up in game four with 18 points and five boards on 6 of 12 makes from the floor. OKC ranks third in the league in scoring offense, field goal and three point shooting on the year. Without Russell Westbrook not available in the playoffs the OKC offensive production has been well below seasonal numbers.