The OKC-Memphis series originally presented itself as a stopping point, the Thunder one step removed from reaching the Western Conference Finals and achieving destiny. Instead, the Grizzlies showed up and, by playing completely above their heads, have turned it into a slugfest upstaging most other series. It’s been great to watch but comes to an end today in a winner-takes-all affair, with the loser can begin making calls to travel agents. Game 7 moves the series back to Oklahoma City, where the Thunder’s odds are a little better after having won two of the three series games there and Memphis will be playing with that knowledge that no eighth seed has ever won a Game 7.
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