The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies will face off in Game 2 of their NBA 2014 Playoff series on Monday night. The Thunder took Game 1 and will now look to take complete control of the series with a second win tonight. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the TNT network or online through free live stream (details below).
This First Round series should be for the taking for Oklahoma. They dominated the glass in Game 1 and overpowered the Grizzlies in offense and defense last week.
Early on the Thunder looked like they would rout Memphis, going 25 points up at one point. However, the good news for Dave Joerger's team is that they managed to fight their way back into the game, and although they were unable to overturn the Thunder completely, they will have seen enough to give them confidence that they can compete here tonight.
Game 1 ended 100-86 – a 14 point deficit following the Grizzlies wiping out 11 points of that 25 point lead the Thunder held over them earlier on in the game. They must not allow themselves to drop so far behind in this game tonight, and if they can stay within touch with the Thunder going into the final quarter then they might just be able to pull off an upset.
They will also be looking at improving their long-range shooting, as Memphis went just 2-for-11 from the three-point stripe.
Scott Brooks' team scored 32 fast-break points in Game 1, and open court is one area the Grizzlies must improve upon if they are to compete tonight.
The Thunder will of course be looking to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to lead them to victory tonight, and they will be hoping to sweep this series as soon as possible to give themselves the maximum possible rest time before the next round. However, Memphis may have something to say about that.
The Oklahoma City Thunder against the Memphis Grizzlies will start at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the TNT network or online through free live stream by clicking here.