No Ja Morant, no problem.
The Memphis Grizzlies were without the star point guard due to injury but they didn’t really need Morant tonight. With nine players scoring double digit points, including six from the bench, the Grizzlies totally dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder 152-79.
The 73 point margin of victory breaks an NBA record for the largest margin of victory. For the Thunder, they have been on the bad end of two notorious margin of victory records. Their 73 point loss took place on the road while their 57 point loss to the Indiana Pacers this past May was the biggest loss by a home team.
Last May, the Thunder lost a home game by 57 points to the Pacers.
Tonight, they lost a road game by 73 points to the Grizzlies.
The Thunder now have the largest road loss and the largest home loss in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/tyq3Im2CIQ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 3, 2021
That was brutal, and it was even more brutal when the best player on the team wasn’t playing. NBA Twitter didn’t let up on just how good the Grizzlies played and just how bad the Thunder were.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) December 3, 2021
regroup and back at it Monday pic.twitter.com/xNhPToSr83
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) December 3, 2021
Everyone who had Grizzlies -73.5 😢 pic.twitter.com/6n1hobywO1
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) December 3, 2021
The Thunder just lost to the Grizzlies by 73. The biggest loss in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/wFRrvKF8MY
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) December 3, 2021
Grizzlies to the Thunder rn: pic.twitter.com/sAsHweCXFB
— Danny Armstrong (@DArmstrong44) December 3, 2021
fedexforum chanting “defense” while the grizzlies are up by 70 points. never change, memphis. never change.
— Molly Morrison (@mollyhannahm) December 3, 2021
— Bryan ⭐⭐ (@TheBryanPerez) December 3, 2021
The Grizzlies are literally destroying the Thunders 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/5Ql6Eo7kiC
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) December 3, 2021
• Grizzlies: 152
• Grizzlies Bench: 93
• Thunder: 79
Even the bench covered 😂 pic.twitter.com/XM2YZEgpQm
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) December 3, 2021
BREAKING: After losing to the Memphis Grizzlies by 73, the NBA has demoted the Oklahoma City Thunder to a local Oklahoma City YMCA Rec League
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) December 3, 2021
— Seattle SuperSonics (@BringBackSonics) December 3, 2021
Grizzlies vs Thunder recap pic.twitter.com/B47aE15mCn
— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) December 3, 2021
Thunder’s defense against the Grizzlies pic.twitter.com/zveraRGlav
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) December 3, 2021