Monday’s NBA Playoff Recap
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Zach Randolph scored 25 points and provided the go-ahead basket as the Memphis Grizzlies downed the Oklahoma Thunder 111-105 in overtime to even the NBA first-round series at a game apiece. Randolph hit a layup with 26 seconds left to put Memphis ahead 107-105 and added a pair of free throws with nine seconds remaining to ice the victory. Mike Conley added 19 points and 12 assists for the Grizzlies.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers posted their most lopsided playoff victory in franchise history to even their first-round series at a game apiece, racing out to a 67-41 halftime lead before completing a 138-98 dismantling of Golden State. Blake Griffin had 35 points in less than 30 minutes for the Clippers, whose previous greatest margin of victory in a playoff game was 25 points against Phoenix in 2006. The Clippers shot 57 percent from the field, with Griffin hitting 13 of his 17 attempts.