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Grizzlies get road win over Thunder to extend winning streak to six

November 16, 2012

HOME LOSS — Memphis player Rudy Gay, left, is guarded by Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant during Wednesday night's home game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Grizzlies knocked off the Thunder for their sixth straight win. Photo submitted by Jason Gray

OKLAHOMA CITY — Something had to give Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena as two teams with five-game winning streaks faced off in an early-season match-up.
The Memphis Grizzlies were coming off a trouncing of the NBA Champion Miami Heat 104-86 on Sunday, and were off to the best start in the history of the franchise at 5-1.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have turned things around after a 1-2 start to the season. The Thunder has played an NBA-high seven games this month and five in the past week.
Fatigue showed in the first half for the Thunder, especially late in the first half as the Grizzlies turned a 30-20 deficit after one quarter into a 56-45 lead at halftime.
Memphis still led 81-71 through the third quarter. The Thunder could get no closer than six in the final period and fell 107-97 to Memphis.
The Thunder travels tonight to New Orleans for a match-up with the Hornets at 7 p.m.

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