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ise in his right knee and will miss about 10 days and forward

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-109 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series. Jeff Suppan Jersey . Westbrook had 27 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds. His assist total tied the franchise record for a playoff game set in 1987 by Nate McMillan when the team was still in Seattle. The gritty Grizzlies, playing without leading scorer Zach Randolph because of a suspension, led by 11 points in the first half before the Thunder overwhelmed them and shot 66 per cent after the break. Marc Gasol led Memphis with 24 points. Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley had 20 points and nine assists while playing with a strained right hamstring. It was Westbrooks second triple-double in the past three games. He made 10 of 16 shots from the field, both of his 3-pointers and five of his six free throws. Durant, slowed for much of the series, looked like his normal self. The regular-season scoring champion made 12 of 18 field goals and all five of his 3-pointers after struggling from long range throughout the series. Guards Tony Allen and Mike Miller started for the first time in the series in place of Randolph and Tayshaun Prince, and the Grizzlies beat the Thunder at their fast-paced game in the first quarter. Memphis shot 60 per cent in the opening period to take a 36-27 lead. Oklahoma City chipped away in the second quarter, and the Thunder finally took a 51-50 lead on a 3-pointer by Durant. Durant hit another 3-pointer with 3.7 seconds left to give the Thunder a 61-58 lead at the break. He scored 21 points in the first half and Westbrook had 13 points and eight assists. Gasol scored 15 points in the first half, but he and Allen both had three fouls at the break. The Thunder opened the second half on a 10-2 run. Durant hit a 3-pointer to give Oklahoma City a 71-60 lead. Durant hit another 3 that gave Oklahoma City a 78-63 advantage and led to a Memphis timeout. Back-to-back 3s by Derek Fisher and Westbrook and a breakaway dunk by Caron Butler gave the Thunder a 92-76 lead, and Oklahoma City took a 94-81 edge into the fourth quarter. Notes: Allen sustained an eye injury Friday in Game 6, but played anyway. He scored 15 points in 36 minutes. ... During the morning shootaround, Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger wouldnt comment on the NBAs decision to suspend Randolph for punching Thunder centre Steven Adams in the jaw late in Game 6. Adams got a loud ovation when he entered the game in the first quarter. ... Oklahoma City committed seven turnovers in the first quarter and 20 in the game. ... Butler got his second start for the Thunder, and his first in front of the home crowd. He finished with 15 points. 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Instead, Rivers and his players spent Saturday talking about how they would respond to an audio recording of a man identified as Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Hornets announced Monday that Kemba Walker will undergo surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.The team said in a press release that a timeline for his recovery will be determined following surgery on Wednesday in New York.Walker, 24, flew to New York to have a second opinion on his knee. The Hornets say that Dr. David Altchek confirmed team orthopedic physician Marcus Cooks previous diagnosis, although the team previously only listed Walker as having a cyst on the knee.Its possible the surgery could end Walkers season.According to Dr. Calin Moucha, the associate chief of joint replacement surgery for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, the range of recovery time for a player with that type of injury is typically between four weeks to five months depending on the location and configuration of the tear.Moucha, who is not performing the surgery, said if the meniscus simply needs to be debrided or cleaned out Walker would likely be back in four to six weeks. However, if the meniscus needs to be repaired, Moucha said Walker could miss four to five months.The fourth-year point guard is Charlottes leading scorer this season, averaging 18.8 points per game and is tied for sixth in the NBA in assists per turnover ratio (3.1).Walker has averaged 23 points in last his 21 games, and scored 20 oor more points in 14 of those contests. Kevin Appier Jersey. Coach Steve Clifford said after Mondays practice that if Walker is out any length of time it would be a significant hit to the Hornets.Hes been by far our best player, Clifford said. You see it every year, every team. The Cavs without LeBron (James). Oklahoma City without (Kevin) Durant. ... It always starts at the top of your roster and thats why most teams that are winning have a superstar. Hes playing at a real high level.The 6-foot-1 Walker has missed three of the teams last five games with the knee issue.Brian Roberts will continue to start in his place.Roberts started 42 games last year for New Orleans and led the Hornets with 17 points in a 76-71 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.Walker is just part of the teams injury problems.The Hornets also announced Monday centre Bismack Biyombo has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee and will miss about 10 days and forward Marvin Williams has a broken nose and a concussion.Both Biyombo and Williams were injured in the win over New York.Biyombo took over as the temporary starter after Al Jefferson injured his groin. Hell be reevaluated in 10 days.Williams took an elbow to the face against the Knicks and did not return. He cannot return to practice or game action until he passes the NBA concussion protocol. ' ' '

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