JEFF LATZKE
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May 8, 2013
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Allen’s defense key as Grizzlies top Thunder 99-93

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tony Allen thought it might have been out of desperation that he ended up guarding Kevin Durant in crunch time. Whatever it was, it worked out perfectly for the Memphis Grizzlies. Mike Conley scored 26 points and fueled a late Memphis run while Allen was harassing Durant, and the Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-93 on Tuesday night to tie the Western Conference semifinals at one. Conley hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1:58 left to put the Grizzlies ahead, and Allen made it stick with his defense on the three-time scoring champion who …

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