Grizzlies clobber Thunder by 73 to set file for largest NBA win | Basketball Information


9 Memphis Grizzlies gamers attain double figures in 152-79 baskeltball victory over Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder.

The Memphis Grizzlies have smashed the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation (NBA) file for margin of victory, clobbering the hapless Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 152-79.

Thursday’s 73-point win simply topped the earlier mark, which was The Cleveland Cavaliers’ 68-point unfold over the Miami Warmth, 148-80, on December 17, 1991.

Memphis – who have been with out their greatest participant, injured all-star guard Ja Morant – used 12 gamers and 9 of them reached double figures in scoring, with Jaren Jackson Jr’s 27 factors main the way in which.

With the rating at halftime being 72-36, the Grizzlies simply saved including to the lead, ultimately pulling forward by as many as 78 factors. It was the biggest lead in any NBA sport since 1996-97.

The Grizzlies set a franchise file for taking pictures, making 62.5 p.c from the sector. They have been additionally 52.8 per cent from the three-point vary. Reserves De’Anthony Melton scored 19 factors, Santi Aldama had 18 and John Konchar added 17 for the Grizzlies.

“Man, it feels nice,” Melton stated after the sport. “It feels nice to be within the historical past books, particularly in entrance of our dwelling crowd.

“We did it one via 15. All people contributed.”

Taylor Jenkins, the Memphis coach, stated: “Franchise information are clearly nice. Happy with our guys that they don’t take into consideration that.

“We’re simply motivated by what are our requirements each single evening. Tonight was on fairly full show each offensively and defensively.”

The lowly Thunder now have the information for the biggest street loss and the biggest dwelling loss in league historical past. In Might, they have been overwhelmed at dwelling by 57 factors by the Indiana Pacers.

“Tonight will not be essentially who we’re,” Thunder coach Mark Daigneault stated. “I feel we’ve undoubtedly proven that from a aggressive standpoint. This isn’t indicative of who our staff is.”

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