Offense Must Run Differently for Thunder in Game 4


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:23 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: May 8, 2011 11:56 PM CDT

Grant Belcher
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

MEMPHIS – It could be safely argued that Oklahoma City is the more talented team in its current series.

After all, they have the league’s scoring leader, two All-Stars and the league leader in total blocks this season.

So the question is, why have the Thunder fallen twice to the Grizzlies so far?

Forward Kevin Durant said being up 16 points before losing Game 3 made it that much more devastating afterward.

“It’s frustrating, I’ll tell you that, because we played great for three quarters,” he said. “They just pushed over the top. You’ve got to give them credit for it, but it was tough to swallow walking off that court.”

Thunder coach Scott Brooks said his team’s late-game offense began to stagnate in the most recent game, allowing Memphis its remarkable comeback and a 2-1 series lead.

“We stopped moving the basketball and we were taking a lot of one-pass shots,” Brooks said. “Unless you are hitting them, that’s not a good recipe for winning playoff games.”

Check out the full interviews from Scott Brooks and Kevin Durant in the videos above. The Thunder and Grizzlies tip off at 8:30 p.m. Monday.