Dave Joerger: 'We allowed Oklahoma City Thunder too much space'

Dave Joerger the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies gives instructions to his team during the NBA game against the Boston Celtics at FedExForum on November 4, 2013
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Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger says that his side allowed the Oklahoma City Thunder too much room as they are beaten at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger has said that his side allowed the Oklahoma City Thunder too much room in the first half, as they were beaten 100-86 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were the stars of the show as they combined for 56 points on the night to lead the Thunder to victory.

"No question we ran outta gas after that third quarter. We have to make them have to play," Joerger told reporters after the game.

"They were just free and loose in the first half. We did a better job slowing things down in the third quarter."

The sides will meet again for Game Two on Monday in Oklahoma City.

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors is congratulated by Klay Thompson #11 after Curry made a basket and was fouled during their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena on January 23, 2013
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