Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 98-95, Thursday night in Memphis, Tenn., taking a two-games-to-one lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
The Grizzlies won their second straight overtime game after blowing a fourth-quarter lead. This time, they led by 17 before going cold for most of the final 7 minutes, 43 seconds of regulation. Courtney Lee clinched the win, hitting three of four free throws in the final 10.9 seconds of OT.
NBA scoring champ Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 30 for the Thunder.
Hawks 98, Pacers 85 - Jeff Teague flung in a wild three-pointer after the officials appeared to miss him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the host Atlanta to the victory and another lead in the series with the top-seeded Pacers.
Hardly playing like a No. 8 seed that finished six games under .500 during the regular season, the Hawks took control in the third quarter - the decisive period in all three games - and held off the Pacers to go up two games to one in the best-of-seven series.
Game 4 is Saturday in Atlanta.
Bobcat fined 20K
Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts was fined $20,000 by the NBA for making unnecessary and excessive contact with Miami Heat forward LeBron James.
McRoberts' foul against James with 50 seconds remaining Wednesday night in Miami in the Heat's 101-97 playoff victory over the Bobcats also was upgraded to a flagrant 2.
- Associated Press