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Grizzlies set NBA record with 73-point margin of victory vs. Thunder

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 12/3/2021 Adam Stites, Yardbarker
Memphis Grizzlies center Xavier Tillman (2) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort (5). © Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports Memphis Grizzlies center Xavier Tillman (2) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort (5).

The most lopsided result in NBA history happened Thursday night when the Memphis Grizzlies dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 152-79 win.

The previous record for margin of victory was set on Dec. 17, 1991 when the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Miami Heat, 148-80. That 68-point win for the Cavaliers is now second to the Grizzlies' 73-point victory over the Thunder.

Memphis managed to score at least 30 in every quarter, despite being without star point guard Ja Morant, who suffered a knee sprain last week. In his absence, nine different Grizzlies players scored at least 10 points with Jaren Jackson Jr. leading the way with 27. Third-year guard John Konchar added 17 points, including a dunk to secure the Grizzlies a franchise-record for points in a game.

It was an eighth consecutive loss for the Thunder, who placed leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the NBA's concussion protocol just before tip-off against the Grizzlies. The win was a third straight for Memphis.


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