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Gasol scores 20 points as Grizzlies beat Thunder 87-81, taking 2-1 lead in Western semifinals

Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks reacts to play against the Memphis Grizzlies in first half of Game 3 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
May 11, 2013 - 4:59 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Marc Gasol scored 20 points and hit two free throws with 1:03 left to put Memphis ahead to stay, and the Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 87-81 Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference semifinal.

Gasol scored 16 in the second half as Memphis remained unbeaten at home in the post-season.

The Grizzlies pulled out the win in an ugly performance for both teams following a three-day layoff since Game 2. After struggling at the free throw line in Oklahoma City, the Grizzlies hit all six at the line in the final 1:03 to clinch it.

Kevin Durant scored 25 points, but only two in the fourth quarter. A 91 per cent free throw shooter in the regular season, Durant missed two with 39.3 seconds left.

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