Memphis Grizzlies set NBA record with 73-point win over Oklahoma City Thunder – NBC4 Washington


Grizzlies set NBA record with 73-point win over Thunder, which originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost 73 points.

This is not a typo.

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 152-79 on Thursday night, setting the NBA record for the biggest win in league history.

The 73-point win broke the previous 68-point record set in 1991 when the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Miami Heat 148-80. The Thunder, 78 points behind, became the seventh team in NBA history to lose more than 60 points.

Memphis led 31-16 after the first quarter, 72-36 in the half, and 113-62 after the third.

The Grizzlies, excluding leading scorer Ja Morant, shot 62.5 percent and had nine players in the double digits to set a franchise record in one game with 152 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. led the way with 27 points in 20 minutes. The Grizzlies reserves exceeded the entire Oklahoma City team at 93 bank points.

The 6-16 Thunder, who played without leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, shot 32.9 percent and had 19 ball losses.

Last season, the Thunder lost to the Indiana Pacers 152-95 for a 57-point loss, which set the record for the greatest loss in a home game.

You’re now on yet another of the NBA’s historically worst lists.

The largest profit margins in the NBA

73 – Memphis Grizzlies 152, Oklahoma City Thunder 79, December 2, 2021

68 – Cleveland Cavaliers 148, Miami Heat 80, December 17, 1991

65 – Indiana Pacers 124, Portland Trail Blazers 59, February 27, 1998

63 – Los Angeles Lakers 162, Golden State Warriors 99, March 19, 1972

62 – Golden State Warriors 153, Sacramento Kings 91, Nov. 2, 1991

62 – Syracuse Nationals 162, New York Knicks 100, December 25, 1960

61 – Charlotte Hornets 140, Memphis Grizzlies 79, March 22, 2018


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