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Westbrook helps Thunder rally for 99-95 win over Grizzlies


Oklahoma City supported Westbrook's late surge by holding the Grizzlies to 6-for-21 shooting in the fourth.


"One of the things we talked about that I said before the game tonight is that we've got to create a defensive identity regardless,'" Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.


"I think the guys put forth a hell of an effort to get themselves an opportunity to win the game, but it's a matter of learning who we are and who gets the touches where," Bickerstaff explained.


"You know in the fourth quarter we rely heavily on Mike, so it was somebody different we were having to find tonight, and that's just a matter of us getting comfortable and familiar with one another and growing and learning from it."


Westbrook hit another 3 to tie the game at 93 with 1:04 to play, then a jumper from near the free throw line to put the Thunder ahead 95-93 with 31.9 seconds left.


After Wright made a layup to trim the Thunder's lead to two, Oklahoma City's Terrance Ferguson hit two free throws with 6.5 seconds left to seal the win.






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