One team is already in the Playoffs...
One Team is battling to keep from having another Losing Year..
It's the Final Game of the Year in the NBA Regular Season..
After 82 games, Both the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder had a lot to play for Wednesday night.
For the Grizz, it's a chance to erase the stigma of the last 3-years
Which included NO Post Season with at least 50 losses in Each Campaign.
For the Thunder...OKC has insured its' first Playoff Berth since moving from Seattle..
There's the Chance to win 50 games for the First time..
PLUS, Give Super Star Kevin Durant enough Hoops to win the NBA's Scoring Title..
Durant shows his Offensive Game is second to None in the League..
22 points in the First Half as the Thunder race out to a 22 point lead at the Break..'
It goes as high as 27 in the second half...but the Grizzlies Don't Quit..
Rudy Gay never stops scoring in this game... His points coming steadily off jumpers and hard drives to the hole, Leads Memphis with 25 points..
Rookie Hasheem Thabeet making the most of his 16th start due to the injury to Marc Gasol..
Thabeet 6points, 6-rebounds and 4-Blocked shots to keep the Thunder out of the paint..
He gets help late from Zach Randolph who winds up with his 57th Double Double 21-points and 11 rebounds..
O.J. Mayo and Mike Conley take it to the hole and draw fouls with 17 and 16 points respectively..and the Grizz cut it to 6 with 4 minutes to play...
Just enough time for a Dagger from Durant.. 31 points for the NBA's leading Scorer..
Final Score..Thunder wins 114-to-105
The Grizzlies close the year with a 40-and-42 record, the first time they've won at least 40-games in 4-years...
The Team will have its' Exit Meeting Thursday at FedExForum..