Durant, Thunder beat Griz to reach West finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant bounced back from his worst playoff performance yet to score 39 points, Russell Westbrook had his first playoff triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 105-90 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 7 on Sunday.

Durant, the NBA scoring champion the past two seasons, followed the lowest-scoring game of his two postseason appearances with one of his best. He heated up in the second quarter after an entertaining exchange with his mother, put the Thunder in control late in the third, then put it away with a pair of two-handed slams in the fourth.

Westbrook was at his all-around best with 14 points, matching his season high with 14 assists and producing extra possessions with 10 rebounds.

Mike Conley led Memphis with 18 points, and Zach Randolph had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

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