The Grizzlies and Thunder defied the norm and were a part of history.
Memphis beat Oklahoma City 152-79 and the 73-point victory was the largest margin of victory for an NBA team in league history.
The Grizzlies were even playing without one of the brightest young superstars in the league in Ja Morant and still managed to score 152 punte. Nine out of the 12 who played for Memphis were in double figures in scoring. Jare Jackson Jr. was the lone player for Memphis who scored more than 20 punte. Hy eindig met 27 along with three rebounds, two steals and two blocks.
DeAnthony Melton had 19 punte, Santi Aldama had 18 pints and John Konchar had 17 punte. Each of those players came off the bench. Aldama was the only player for Memphis to have a double-double with 18 punte en 10 rebounds.
Oklahoma City was also without one of their best players in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
The Thunder had five players in double figures in scoring with Lu Dort leading the way with 15 punte. The team shot an abysmal 32.9% van die veld af en 28.9% from three-point range. The team shot 25-for-76 and 11-for-38 from long range.
NBA fans couldn’t help but be shocked over what transpired.
The Grizzlies broke the previous record held by the Cleveland Cavaliers when they beat the Miami Heat by 68 punte, 148-80 in December 1991.
The Thunder were also part of another dubious record. The Indiana Pacers defeated them by 57 points during the 2020-21 seisoen. Indiana set the record for largest road win in NBA history.