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Grizzlies get another chance to build on 2-1 edge vs Thunder after blowing series lead in '11

  • Memphis Grizzlies' Lionel Hollins smiles as the crowed celebrates the final few seconds of Game 3 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 87-81. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Memphis Grizzlies' Lionel Hollins smiles as the crowed celebrates the final few seconds of Game 3 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 87-81. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9) and Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) react to the closing moments during a timeout near the end Game 3 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 87-81. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9) and Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) react to the closing moments during a timeout near the end Game 3 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 87-81. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

  • Memphis Grizzlies' Quincy Pondexter, right, defends Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 3 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 87-81. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Memphis Grizzlies' Quincy Pondexter, right, defends Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 3 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 87-81. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

The Grizzlies have been here before. Now they will find out if age and experience can help them hold onto home-court advantage.

Leading the Oklahoma City Thunder 2-1 in the 2011 Western Conference semifinals, the Grizzlies blew a 22-point lead in Game 4 and lost 133-123 in triple overtime. The building was so loud players couldn't hear coaches from the bench or guards calling plays on the court. The Thunder won the series in seven games.

This time around, the Grizzlies have won two straight to take another 2-1 lead in the Western semifinals over the Thunder.

Game 4 is Monday night, and guard Tony Allen says it's time to conquer the moment.

The Thunder are trying to find their shooting touch after their worst performance this postseason.