Let's briefly recap the series thus far.
Game 1 saw the Grizzlies catch the Thunder off guard a bit with a 114-101 victory behind Zach Randolph's 34 points. Game 2 saw the Thunder bounce back with a 111-102 victory with the bench contributing 48 points.
Game 3 saw a massive Grizzlies comeback from double digits and a victory in overtime. Late in regulation Russell Westbrook over dribbled and took several tough shots. An adjustment Lionel Hollins made was to put OJ Mayo on Russell Westbrook. Mayo did a solid job on Westbrook.
In Game 4, two words: instant classic.
In Game 5, the Thunder staved off their fatigue better than the Grizzlies did in a 99-72 rout. The Grizzlies shot 35 percent and missed several layups and open jumpers.
Grit and grind must be shown tonight in order for Memphis to win. They must ignore the fatigue from the previous 11 playoff games they have played. It is also not easy to make any new adjustments late in a series, especially if you have tried just about everything. As a Grizzlies fan, here are seven solutions Coach Lionel Hollins can employ.