OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round series. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 21 points and 11 rebounds, but he made just seven of 21 shots and got into foul trouble in the second half. Mike Conley had 16 points and 11 assists, Mark Gasol scored 16 points and Tony Allen added 13 points for the Grizzlies.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players are warned at the start of every season about the dangers of nutritional supplements. One of them could be the reason the Memphis Grizzlies will begin the playoffs without Nick Calathes. The reserve guard was suspended 20 games Friday for violating the league's anti-drug policy by testing positive for tamoxifen. Yahoo Sports, which first reported the suspension, reported that the drug was part of a supplement that Calathes had been using.
Indiana, Toronto and the Los Angeles Clippers all gave it away Saturday, a day when road teams enjoyed a slew of opening-day success. The Pacers lost to Atlanta 101-93, Toronto fell to Brooklyn 94-87 and the Clippers were topped by Golden State 109-105. According to STATS, the only season where road teams won more than three games to open a playoff season was 1966.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky showed off a potent offensive attack in its first spring game under new coach Jeff Brohm on Saturday. Senior Brandon Doughty completed 21 of 34 passes for 365 yards and four touchdowns to help the Red team to a 58-10 victory over the White squad. Taywan Taylor had scoring grabs of 70 and 33 yards. He finished with seven receptions for 175 yards.
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