It has been an arduous series, and now it's going to Game Seven.
With their backs to the wall, the Grizzlies had an excellent second half led by Zach Randolph, and O.J. Mayo, and held off the Oklahoma City Thunder, 95-83.
Randolph was particularly strong in the fourth quarter, hitting key shots when the Grizzlies needed them. He scored 30 points on 12-of-22 shooting. He also added 13 rebounds.
Mayo finished with 16 points but his defense was stellar, as the guard came up with four steals. He received a surprise start, and made the most of it.
The two teams will play Sunday at Oklahoma City Arena. The winner plays the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals.
Ryan Westbrook put on a show. He scored 27 points, many of them on some high-flying plays. But he also had five turnovers and seemed to take his teammates out of the game at some stretches.
Kevin Durant picked up two early fouls, and he was never able to get going after sitting down. Durant started the game hot, but the second foul was a questionable one, and it appeared to throw him off his rhythm.
Durant finished with a playoff-low 11 points, and was basically irrelevant in the second half.
To close the half, Battier hit a three-pointer to cut the lead to 54-44. That turned out to be a big play, as the Grizzlies came out hot to start the third quarter.
The atmosphere was electric in Memphis as the fans were excited to the see their Grizzlies put on a great effort to force a seventh game.