Noting The Numbers

A look at some of the numbers that may come into play during Oklahoma City's 1st Round NBA Playoff series with the Memphis Grizzlies.

(2) Thunder players among the NBA's top seven in Player Efficiency Rating. PER is a formula that accounts for all statistical categories. Kevin Durant led the league at 29.8, Russell Westbrook was seventh at 24.7.

(4) NBA scoring titles for Durant. His 32.0 scoring average this season is his highest ever.

(5) Thunder players averaging double digits in points. Caron Butler is just under at 9.7 during his time with the Thunder but for the entire season he's averaging 10.5 so we'll count him. Durant (32.0), Westbrook (21.8), Serge Ibaka (15.1) and Reggie Jackson (13.1) are the others. When the Thunder made their run to the NBA Finals they just had three players in double digits.

(13) Straight playoff games that Durant has led the Thunder in scoring and the number of offensive rebounds Steven Adams grabbed in the regular season series against Memphis (led all players).

(25.4) The Grizzlies scoring average in the 4th quarter of games this season. The most of any quarter.

(27.4) Durant's scoring average against Memphis in 12 playoff games on 43.6 percent shooting.

(13-14) Oklahoma City's record against Memphis over the last four years.

(20-4) The Thunder's record when all five regular starters are on the floor.

(40-19) The Grizzlies record since Marc Gasol returned to their lineup after his injury.

(44-8) OKC's record when outrebounding an opponent. The Thunder outrebounded the Grizzlies in all four regular season games and won three of those four games.

(55-5) The record of #2 seeds against #7 seeds since the NBA Playoffs expanded to 16 teams in 1984.

(63-8) The Grizzlies record over the last two seasons when scoring at least 100 points.

(69-5) The Thunder's record when holding opponents to 42% or less shooting. The Grizzlies shot 42% or less in three of the four games they played against the Thunder this season and were 1-2 in those games.

(155) Consecutive sellouts (regular season & playoffs) at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

(240) Playoff games for Derek Fisher. Four more and he will tie Robert Horry for the most playoff game appearances in NBA history.

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