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Grizzlies in NBA semis

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the NBA semi-finals for the first time in franchise history by beating the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 to take their Western Conference playoff series in five games.

Zach Randolph finished with 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds but missed two late free throws with the Grizzlies holding a two-point lead.

"We got a great win," Randolph said. "They came out blasting and we stood and fought. We kept fighting and now we will get some rest and get ready for the next series."

Thunder superstar Kevin Durant had a chance to tie the game with the clock winding down but he shot long on an open 15-footer. That allowed Memphis' Tony Allen to seal the outcome by making his two free throws.

"We knew Kevin would get the ball. Luckily he missed the shot," Memphis guard Mike Conley said.

The Grizzlies will meet either the San Antonio Spurs or the Golden State Warriors for the right to go to the 2013 NBA finals. The Spurs lead that quarter-final series 3-2 with the next contest scheduled for Thursday in Oakland, California. Conley finished with 13 points, 11 assists and seven boards for the fifth-seeded Grizzlies, who won the final four games of the series after losing game one.


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