After beating Memphis on the road over the weekend to tie the series up, Oklahoma City returned home Tuesday looking to take a 3-2 lead.
Mike Miller spoiled those plans.
The former Florida forward scored a team-high 21 points off the bench to lead the Grizzlies to a 100-99 win, an NBA record fourth straight overtime game in the series. He also added six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Miller’s point total was more than his previous four playoff games combined in the first round. He shot 55 percent from the field and made five 3-pointers, including two in the extra period.
“Defensively, we made a few mistakes at the end of regulation,” Memphis center Marc Gasol told the Associated Press. “But we came out in overtime, made a couple of 3s, and that gave us a big lift in confidence. We were able to manage it and control from there.”
In Chicago, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards defeated Joakim Noah’s Bulls on Tuesday to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Beal finished with 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Noah had six points, 18 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks in the 75-69 loss.