Griz­zlies level with Thun­der in play-offs

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The Mem­phis Griz­zlies beat the Ok­la­homa City Thun­der in over­time of Game Two of their first-round play-off se­ries.

Zach Ran­dolph scored 25 points to lead the Griz­zlies to vic­tory.

The best-of-seven se­ries is tied at 1-1 head­ing to Mem­phis for the third game on Thurs­day.

Mem­phis had a nine-point lead in the fourth but let it slip be­fore Ran­dolph scored the go-ahead bas­ket with 26 sec­onds left in over­time as the Griz­zlies ended the game on a 6-0 run.

Ok­la­homa’s Kevin Du­rant led all scor­ers with 36 points on 12-for-28 shoot­ing. He also made 11 re­bounds and four as­sists.

Guard Rus­sell West­brook added 29 points, eight as­sists and seven re­bounds.

Blake Grif­fin scored 35 points as the Los Angeles Clip­pers thrashed the Golden State War­riors in Game Two of their Western Con­fer­ence play-off match-up to even the se­ries 1-1.

Grif­fin con­nected on 13 of 17 shots from the field and nine of 10 free throws while point guard Chris Paul had 12 points, 10 as­sists and six re­bounds.

Point guard Stephen Curry led Golden State with 24 points, scor­ing 20 in the sec­ond half when the out­come was prac­ti­cally de­cided.

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