MEMPHIS (Sporting Alert) — Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City Thunder look even up the series with the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of their Western Conference semi-finals clash at FedExForum.
The Grizzlies hold a 2-1 lead in the series heading into Game 4 Monday night and target another win before heading back to Oklahoma City for Game 5.
With Russell Westbrook out for the rest of playoffs because of injuries, Durant has been carrying the team, scoring 35, 36 and 25 points in the opening three games of the series.
“We just got to keep moving forward, keep fighting and we’ll be fine,” he said.
Yet, the man who is scoring 32 points per game in the series believes he can do more.
“I think that there is another level I can go to,” Durant said.
“I have to put them in better position. I have to make shots to free them up.
“I have to continue to help their confidence grow every time down. I got to do a better job. That’s how I look at it.”
The following are the starting line-ups for tonight’s game with Thunder coach Scott Brooks making a few placing adjustments with his matchups.
Durant is joined in the starting team by Reggie Jackson, Serge Ibaka, who has been struggling in this series so far, Kendrik Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha.
There have been several calls for Kevin Martin and Ibaka to step-up.
Memphis starts with Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Tony Allen, Mike Conley and Tayshaun Prince.