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Thunder optimistic despite trailing Memphis 2-1

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Durant insists he and Russell Westbrook aren't turning their first-round series into a two-man show, even if the NBA scoring champ says they may be shooting too much.

Durant and his Oklahoma City teammates agree those shots will fall.

Saturday night in Game 4 would be a good time to start, or the Thunder could find themselves on the brink of playoff elimination in the opening round for the first time since 2010.

Memphis has been making Durant and Westbrook work hard for shots by crowding the paint. Now the Grizzlies have the same 2-1 lead they had a year ago against Oklahoma City after consecutive overtime wins.

Guard Mike Conley says they want to keep the Thunder from stealing back momentum and calls the upcoming game their biggest yet this season.