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Grizzlies tune out excitement to focus on Thunder

Friday - 5/10/2013, 7:00pm  ET

Memphis Grizzlies' Mike Conley (11) celebrates with teammates Zach Randolph (50) and Jerryd Bayless (7) after scoring a basket late in the second half of Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Oklahoma City. The Grizzlies won 99-93. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Grizzlies have had three days off in their series with Oklahoma City for their longest break since the All-Star weekend, more than enough time to become a popular pick to win Western Conference this postseason.

Giddy fans are tweeting about possible matchups with others wondering where a parade could be held. When the Grizzlies are out in the city, they hear from supporters with their tickets ready.

Memphis forward Zach Randolph said Friday they hear the chatter but are focused on one game at a time. That means Game 3 on Saturday with this Western Conference semifinal tied at 1-1.

The Grizzlies have to better defend Kevin Durant and his teammates at the 3-point line. Coach Scott Brooks meanwhile wants his Thunder to limit Memphis' offensive boards and turnovers.


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