‘Every Lakers Player Should Be Ashamed’: Twitter Reacts to Grizzlies Recording Biggest Win in NBA History vs Thunder

Published 12/02/2021, 11:19 PM EST
Dec 2, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort (5) goes to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) and Memphis Grizzlies guard De’Anthony Melton (0) during the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports


The Memphis Grizzlies suffered big time in the absence of Ja Morant who went down with a knee injury and is said to miss a few weeks. However, that doesn’t seem to slow down the Grizzlies as they demolished the Oklahoma City Thunder in their recent match up creating history.

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The Grizzlies faced off against the Thunder in a regular season. Ever since the jump off, Memphis emerged with a different energy. Dominating on both ends of the floor, they made OKC suffer an enormous loss. They proved that even without their star player, they are a competing team.

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They created history in their 152-79 win over OKC and had NBA players and fans in absolute shock.

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Grizzlies make NBA history

After losing their best player, teams usually take a step down. However, the Grizzlies have written a totally different script: they are on a three game winning streak at the moment. In their recent win, they made NBA history with the biggest margin of victory.

They put on a masterclass in their 73 point win over the Thunder. OKC came in without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who entered the NBA concussion protocol after the last game. This left a huge gap in the scoring department for the Thunder. The Grizzlies pounced on this and absolutely shut down their offense.

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Oklahoma shot just 32% from the field with no player able to break the 15 point mark. Memphis played stellar defense all night and made the Thunder work for every point they got. As for the Memphis offense, it matched the energy they showed on defense.

Nine of 12 Memphis players recorded double digit scores in the 152-79 win. The star of the show was big man Jaren Jackson Jr. He accumulated 27 points while shooting 6/7 from downtown and 81% from the field for the night. On the defensive end, he got two steals and two blocks. The Grizzlies shot a dominating 62% from the field and converted 52% of their attempts from range.

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It was an absolute beat down with nothing going right for Oklahoma City Thunder. On the other hand, Memphis continue to rise in the absence of their best player. Do you think the Memphis Grizzlies can make a deep playoff run with Ja Morant? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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