Memphis' coach Lionel Hollins went silent in one of their timeouts in game 5 which they lost against the OKC Thunder, 99-72. OKC takes a 3 games to 2 lead in their best of 7 semis series. Zach Randolph and OJ Mayo were not able to score well for the Grizzlies. Randolph only had 9 points which is way below from his 20 point average since the start of the series. That's how tight the defense of the Thunder is against Z-Bo.
Kevin Durant and Russel Westbrook played like true all stars in this game. Durant had 19 points and Westbrook added 11 points. The biggest story in this game for OKC is their bench. Their bench came out firing on all cylinders. Nazr Mohammed had 10 points from the inside and DeQuan Cook had 11 points from beyond the arc. Scott Brooks pointed out that they had 21 offensive rebounds in this game. That means they've stopped the dominance of Mark Gasol and Darnell Arthur in crashing the boards.
The Memphis Grizzlies looked to have experienced more fatigue than OKC. The thunder's fatigue were removed by their enthusiasm to win this game in front of their loud crowd. Kendrick Perkins also played hard for OKC despite his bad knee. He's just 65 percent in this game but he stopped Randolph who only had 9 points in this game.
Russel Westbrook and Eric Maynor controlled the tempo of this game. They runned the Grizzlies to the ground.
Here's the replay of the video highlights of game 5 from YouTube.