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#NBAFrontOffice: Thunder's next steps

ESPN.com's NBA Front Office convenes to discuss the firing of Scott Brooks by the Oklahoma City Thunder. What is the way forward for OKC, and what type of replacement should they target?

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Sounds eerily similar to last time I covered a game here, when Westbrook fractured his face and was taken to medical facility after game.

Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Key thing to keep in mind with Conley is if enters concussion protocol, it could be matter of days before he's cleared to resume play.

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Damian Lillard on his team coming back from 3-0 series deficit: "It’s not impossible.” True. It’s just never been done.

Blazers Video: Nicolas Batum with 27 pts, but LaMarcus Aldridge makes just 6-of-18 FG in Game 3 loss to Grizzlies


Grizzlies Highlight: Marc Gasol 25 pts, team takes 3-0 series lead over Blazers, but Mike Conley suffers facial injury


Dave Tuley @ViewFromVegas

Grizzlies beat Trail Blazers 115-109 to take 3-0 lead...ViewFromVegas is they did it as 3.5-pt road dogs & +145 on ML (went over 189.5) #NBA

Grizzlies Game 3 win comes at a cost

Memphis led near wire to wire, taking a 3-0 series lead on the back of a 115-109 win. But an errant C.J. McCollum elbow took out Mike Conley in the third quarter, making his future status uncertain. Box score


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Portland now has four players with 20-plus points: Batum (27), Lillard (22), Aldridge and McCollum (21). Rare in (likely) a losing effort.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Bad time for the Blazers' transition defense to fall asleep. Tony Allen leaks out for a layup and it's a nine-point game with 1:14 left.