Grizzlies Break NBA Record Against Thunder With 73-Point Win (152-79)
Goodness, Grizzlies! The NBA saw a 30-year record shattered on Thursday night in Memphis when the Grizzlies throttled the Thunder by 73 points (152-79). And they did it without star PG Ja Morant. The previous record for the largest win in league history took place on Dec. 17, 1991, when the Cavs beat the Heat by 68. Memphis doubled up Oklahoma City by halftime (72-36), and they nearly did it again with the bench players in the second half (80-43). The Griz had a whopping nine players in double figures, including six guys off the bench. Jaren Jackson Jr. (27 points) led the way with six 3s on just seven attempts before the bench took over. Memphis also shot a franchise-record 62.5 percent from the field (52.8%, 3-pt) as they outscored OKC by 15-plus in every quarter.
The biggest rout in NBA history… Memphis, take a bow.
Watch: Grizzlies Destroy Thunder With Record-Setting Win
Other NBA Highlights
Suns Win 18th Straight: Another complete team effort from the Suns… Phoenix extended their franchise-best win streak to 18 straight games Thursday over the Pistons (114-103). Seven players scored in double figures but no one had more than 20.
DeRozan Delivers for Bulls: Chicago nearly blew a 20-point lead against the Knicks on Thursday, but the Bulls hung on (119-115) thanks to DeMar DeRozan’s 34, including Chicago’s final six points.
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