The 9 most ridiculous things from the Grizzlies’ NBA-record 73-point win over the Dry Thunder
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. 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.
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.
Here are the 9 most ridiculous things from the biggest loss in NBA history, in no particular order:
- Grizzlies set franchise records for points (152), substitutes (93), goalscoring (60), assists (41), goal percentage (62.5) and scoring rate efficiency table (72.4).
- Memphis leads by at most 78 points, while OKC has never led in the game.
- The Grizzlies’ bench outperformed the entire Thunder team, 93-79.
- Memphis scored 152 points and only one player (Jackson) scored more than 19 points.
- The Grizzlies scored more points in the second half (80), more than Oklahoma City scored the whole game (79).
- Grizzlies rookie Santi Aldama, who scored a career-high 18, set a single-game franchise record with a plus 52 rating in 28 minutes. Meanwhile, Thunder rookie Jeremiah Robinson-Earl got 56 minus 23 minutes.
- The Thunder, who lost 57 points at home last season, now hold the NBA record for the greatest loss of home and Biggest road loss in NBA history.
- The Grizzlies scored more points on paint (82) than the Thunder over the entire game (79).
- Memphis’ win involved the Chicago Bears’ 73-0 loss in 1940 for the largest winning streak in North American professional sports history, according to Bears . writer Larry Mayer.
Rub. What a night.
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 as they drop to 6-16 for the year.
“The franchise record is obviously great. I’m obviously proud of our boys that they don’t think about it. We’re just driven by our standards every night,” the coach said. Memphis chief Taylor Jenkins said after the game. “Obviously tonight, it performed quite well, both offensively and defensively.”
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