Season ends in disappointment for Durant, Thunder

Too much Zach Randolph.

Too much Memphis hustle.OSB-OKCThunderOfficialB

Too much Kevin Durant.  As in, not nearly enough of anyone else in a Thunder uniform.

The Memphis Grizzlies forced the earliest OKC exit from the playoffs since 2010, ousting the Thunder 88-84 in Game 5 and taking the Western Conference Semifinals, 4-1.

For the second consecutive year, OKC was dispatched from the postseason with four straight losses.

Breaking down the losses should start with the Thunder’s inability to score.  In five games, OKC shot no better than 43 percent in any of the five games and shot less than 40 percent twice.

Kevin Durant led his team in scoring (of course) with 21 points.  He had seven rebound and six assists to go along.

And he also had the last opportunity to tie or win the game with his team down two with 10 seconds left.  But his shot went awry as Durant seemed rushed and tired at the same time.

Zack Randolph has 28 points and 14 boards – both playoff highs – for the Grizzlies, who advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history.

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