By Ben Golliver
May 05, 2013

Grizzlies guard Quincy Pondexter hits a double-clutch, buzzer-beater from more than 40 feet away during a 93-91 loss to the Thunder in Game 1 of a Western Conference semifinals series on Sunday.

Pondexter collected a defensive rebound and pushed the ball past halfcourt as the final seconds of the third quarter ticked away. Weaving through a number of Thunder players, Pondexter stopped short to avoid a fly-by from Derek Fisher before collecting himself in midair to launch a push-shot from just inside halfcourt. The try swished home perfectly just as the buzzer sounded, giving Memphis a 73-64 lead entering the final period.

Oklahoma City would mount a fourth-quarter comeback capped by the go-ahead bucket from Kevin Durant with just 11 seconds remaining.

Pondexter finished with 13 points (on four-for-eight shooting), five rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes off of Lionel Hollins' bench. Marc Gasol had a team-high 20 points (on eight-for-14 shooting) and 10 rebounds in 40 minutes for the Grizzlies in a losing effort. Durant finished with a game-high 35 points (on 13-for-26 shooting), 15 rebounds and six assists in 44 minutes for the Thunder.

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