2013 NBA Playoffs Recap — Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat Advance to Conference Finals
The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the finals of the Western Conference, and the Miami Heat moved on to the finals of the Eastern Conference. Here’s a recap of Wednesday night’s action in the NBA:
Memphis Grizzlies 88, Oklahoma City Thunder 84
Zach Randolph had 28 points and 14 rebounds and Mike Conley scored 13 points and dished out 11 assists, as the Memphis Grizzlies upset the Oklahoma City Thunder, 88-84, in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night to win their NBA playoff series in five games. After losing the first game in the series, Memphis swept the last four contests to advance to the Western Conference finals. The Grizzlies will play the winner of the Golden State Warriors-San Antonio Spurs series.
Kevin Durant had 21 points for the Thunder, which failed to make it back to the NBA Finals, where they lost to Miami in 2012. Serge Ibaka added 17 points and eight rebounds for Oklahoma City
Memphis def. Oklahoma City, 4-1
(home team in bold)
Game 1: Oklahoma City 93, Memphis 91
Game 2: Memphis 99, Oklahoma City 93
Game 3: Memphis 87, Oklahoma City 81
Game 4: Memphis 103, Oklahoma City 97
Game 5: Memphis 88, Oklahoma City 84
Miami Heat 94, Chicago Bulls 91
LeBron James scored 23 points and Dwyane Wade added 18, as the Miami Heat rallied past the Chicago Bulls, 94-91, in Miami on Wednesday night to win their second-round NBA playoff series in five games. Miami will face the winner of the New York Knicks-Indianapolis Pacers series in the Eastern Conference finals.
Carlos Boozer had 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, while teammate Nate Robinson scored 21. Chicago played without 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose, and forwards Kirk Hinrich (calf) and Luol Deng (illness).
Miami def. Chicago, 4-1
(home team in bold)
Game 1: Chicago 93, Miami 86
Game 2: Miami 115, Chicago 78
Game 3: Miami 104, Chicago 94
Game 4: Miami 88, Chicago 65
Game 5: Miami 94, Chicago 91