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Grizzlies hold off Thunder 88-84, reach 1st Western Conference final in franchise history

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    From left, Oklahoma City Thunder's Derek Fisher, Kevin Martin, Nick Collison and Hasheem Thabeet watch during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal against the Memphis Grizzlies, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) (The Associated Press)

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    Memphis Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince (21) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson (15) during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives against Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (9) during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

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    Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) and Serge Ibaka (9) defend during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

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    Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and forward Quincy Pondexter react during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday night.

Zach Randolph had 28 points and 14 rebounds, Mike Conley added 13 points and 11 assists for Memphis, the fifth seed.

Kevin Durant missed a 16-foot jumper from the left wing to tie it with 6 seconds left, finishing off a miserable shooting night for the three-time NBA scoring champion.

Durant ended up with 21 points on 5-for-21 shooting, the third-worst performance of his playoff career. The Thunder, who made it to the NBA Finals last season, were eliminated in five games. The top seed in the West went 2-6 after All-Star Russell Westbrook guard went out with a knee injury that required surgery.