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OKLAHOMA CITY - Even without injured stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City made the latest chapter of its rivalry with Memphis look like many of the previous ones.Oklahoma Citys Serge Ibaka missed what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, and Memphis held on for a 91-89 win Friday night to remain unbeaten.The Thunder won last seasons first-round playoff series 4-3, and four of the games went to overtime. The Grizzlies expected the same kind of game, even with the Thunder short-handed.Its just the OKC-Memphis rivalry, said Mike Conley, who led the Grizzlies with 20 points. Its always going to be close, no matter whos out there.Conleys 3-pointer with 38.3 seconds left gave Memphis the lead for good.It was a good look, he said. We moved the ball well that possession. It seemed like me and Courtney (Lee) were playing buddy ball there, trying to figure out whos going to take the shot. We got a good look, and we just happened to stick to it and make it.Oklahoma City had a chance to take the lead with 5.9 seconds remaining, but the Thunder were called for a five-second violation. Oklahoma City then fouled Lee, who made one of two free throws. That gave the Thunder the ball, down two, with 2.4 seconds to go.Ibakas shot from beyond the top of the key just missed.Serge put it up, teammate Reggie Jackson said. From where I was it looked like it had a good chance. Unfortunately, it didnt go in.Lee scored 17 points and Zach Randolph added 16 for the Grizzlies (6-0).Jackson had 22 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Jeremy Lamb scored 17 points, Ibaka scored 16 and Steven Adams added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder (1-5).Memphis led 49-40 at halftime, then scored the first four points of the second half before the Thunder called a timeout.Oklahoma City charged back when Ibaka and Jackson hit back-to-back 3s to cut Memphis lead to two and get the crowd back into the game. Memphis took a 66-62 lead into the fourth quarter.The Grizzlies began the final period on an 8-3 run to pull ahead 74-65, but a two-handed jam by Ibaka cut it to 78-76 with just more than 5 minutes to play. Lamb hit a 3-pointer that tied it with just over 4 minutes remaining.Thats when Memphis experience kicked in.Fortunately, were a team that doesnt win by a lot of points, Conley said. Big wins are 10, 11 points for us. So were used to playing in late-game situations — being down two, being down one, going down to the last minute.__TIP-INSGrizzlies: Memphis committed only three turnovers in the first half. ... Leading scorer Marc Gasol was held to two points on 1-for-5 shooting in the first half. He finished with eight. ... Memphis made 14 of 17 free throws, while Oklahoma City hit just 3 of 11.Thunder: Lamb played for the first time this season after missing the first five games with a lower back strain. ... The Thunder announced earlier in the day that they signed G Ish Smith. He entered with 4:14 left in the second quarter and played 5 minutes. ... Lance Thomas, a training camp invitee, got his second start.___INJURY BUGDurant, Westbrook, Grant Jerrett (left ankle surgery), Mitch McGary (broken left foot), Anthony Morrow (left MCL sprain), Andre Roberson (left foot sprain) and Perry Jones (bruised right knee) all sat out for the Thunder.___UNFAMILIAR TERRITORYThe Thunder started just one player, Ibaka, who was a starter during last seasons first-round series, eliminating much of the familiarity that came from three playoff matchups in four years.___QUOTE OF THE NIGHTWe expected them to come out and play with nothing to lose, Conley said of the Thunder. Those guys are NBA players. A lot of those guys have played on a lot of other teams. We expected them to come out and show what theyve got.___UP NEXTMemphis visits Milwaukee on Saturday.Oklahoma City hosts Sacramento on Sunday.___Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP. 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Saucony Shoes Clearance . -- The Kelowna Rockets earned their 16th straight win with a 7-2 rout of the Portland Winterhawks in Western Hockey League action Thursday.MIAMI -- Cliff Lee will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a mild elbow strain, and the Philadelphia Phillies are relieved the injury isnt more serious. Lee might be able to return as soon as hes eligible to come off the DL, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said late Tuesday. "Its never good news when you lose one of your No. 1 pitchers, but its pretty mild," Amaro said. When Lee underwent an MRI on Tuesday in Philadelphia, there were concerns the left-hander might become the latest major league pitcher to be sidelined by a serious injury. More than a dozen have already have undergone Tommy John elbow surgery this year, including All-Stars Jose Fernandez, Patrick Corbin, Josh Johnson and Matt Moore. "The Tommy John thing is not what it is," Lee said. "That was good." Lee pitched 6 2-3 innings in a win over Cincinnati on Sunday. He said his elbow began to bother him after he threw a career-high 128 pitches in an 11-hit, complete-game loss against the Braves on April 16. "After the game it was pretty sore," he said. "We started dooing some treatment on it and it acted like it was doing a little better, and this past start I started feeling it the last couple of innings just about every throw, and obviously it was pretty sore the next day.dddddddddddd "It was definitely concerning that it was there on every throw. With as much season as we have left, I didnt feel that I could keep pitching." Lee rejoined the Phillies in Miami after he was diagnosed with a grade one/two strain of his flexor tendon. "Thats better news than the other," teammate A.J. Burnett said. "Youre happy for that." The 35-year-old Lee is 4-4 this season with a 3.18 ERA in 68 innings. Hell rest for a week and is expected to resume throwing after that. "We dont really know until we get there, but hopefully in a week its gone and I start playing catch, and in another week Ill start being in games," Lee said. Amaro declined to say who will start for Lee on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lee has thrown more than 200 innings every season since 2008, when he was the AL Cy Young Award winner. ' ' '

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