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Grizzlies set NBA record with 73-point win over Thunder drained, and Ja Morant didn’t even play

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When the official injury report was released ahead of Thursday night’s game between Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies, we know there is a possibility of a fire in the store. We didn’t know it would escalate to historic levels.

Grizzlies go away with a 152-79 win over the Thunder, setting a NBA The record for the largest winning score with 73 points. The previous score was 68 points, reaching 148-80 Cleveland Cavaliers win Miami Heat in the 1991-92 season. 152 points also sets the Grizzlies franchise record for a game.

“It feels great to be in the history books, especially in front of our home audience,” Grizzlies guard De’Anthony Melton said after the game. “We did it from one to 15. Everyone contributed, everyone played hard and we all got to be in the game. So it was always a stroke of luck.”

The road started early, with Memphis leading with 15 points after the first quarter, 36 points after the second and 51 points after the third quarter. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored the highest 27 in the game, and he was one of nine Grizzlies to finish with doubles. Memphis shot 62.5% from the field and shot 19 for 36 (52.8%) from three points, while also creating 41 assists compared to just 10 transfers.

In contrast, OKC shot 32.9 percent from the field, 28.9 percent from outside the arc and had more passes (19) than assists (14). The Thunder do not have seven players, including the top scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and effective rookie Josh Giddey. Luguentz Dort leading OKC with 15 points, while Ty Jerome 12 more points and four assists.

The Grizzlies’ historic offensive effort is even more impressive as they are without a top scorer and likely an All-Star Ja Morant, who is nursing a knee injury. Memphis has now won three games in a row and improved to 12-10 during the season. The Thunder’s losing streak is now eight games as they fall to 6-16 during the season.

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