Thursday night will be recorded in the history of the Memphis Grizzlies and the NBA.
In the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Memphis won 152-79 to score the largest win difference in NBA history since the era of the clock.
According to ESPN Stats & Info research, the Grizzlies have advanced by up to 78 points, the largest advantage in any game since 1996-1997. Overall, Memphis had 9 players to score in double digits, which equates to their most in a game in team history. A special sign is that they didn’t have their star point Ja Morante.
During the game, the Grizzlies fired 62.5% from the ground, breaking the franchise’s previous record for percentage of field goals in the game (62.0% on December 13, 2003).
The Grizzlies won by a total of 73 points, an NBA record despite not a single player with All-Star experience against OKC. This isn’t the Thunder’s first embarrassing sign, since 1996-97, OKC has the largest points deficit in a game – tonight and 67 points on May 1 against the Pacers.
Also, according to Elias Sports Bureau, the Grizzlies bench scored 93 points, the second most since starting and reserve players scored in 1970-71.
It wasn’t thunder Galgos Alexander teawho entered concussion protocol Thursday.
The goalkeeper scored 39 points against the Rockets on Wednesday night, but was hit in the head late in the game, while it was the norm. Josh Gedi, who averages 10.4 points and 5.5 assists, was sidelined with a non-COVID-19 illness, and the remaining players were unable to fill the void in the Oklahoma City attack.