Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (6-16) play against the Memphis Grizzlies (10-10) at FedExForum

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Thursday December 2, 2021

Oklahoma City Thunder 79, Memphis Grizzlies 152 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Made it to day 2 of the WPT jack stacked poker tournament at Thunder Valley. Not bad for my first tourney in nearly 3 years. pic.twitter.com/wa9Nvn88rL1:12 AM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Thur
Santi Aldama, 18 pts, 10 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Cade Cunningham, 19 pts, 2 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk, 3-5 3P
Scottie Barnes, 13 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk, 3-6 3P
Tre Mann, 11 pts, 1 ast, 2-4 3P – 12:51 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Just caught the highlights of the Grizzlies-Thunder game. It was all Grizzlies throwing passes to each other for 3-pointers and dunks. I assume OKC also threw lots of passes to the Grizzlies for 3-pointers and dunks. – 12:41 AM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
Our city got two wins tonight 〽️ pic.twitter.com/1sDw4r93Gf12:34 AM

Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA
How do OKC fans sleep at night? They count draft picks, not sheep. I’ll be here all week. – 12:32 AM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Portland just played one of the most miserable home games I’ve ever seen …


and was 42 points better than OKC. – 12:13 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Grizzlies set NBA record with 73-point thrashing of Thunder nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/03/gri…12:08 AM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Took a look at the meaning of Memphis’ historic margin of victory over Oklahoma City tonight: es.pn/3oi7aBY (ESPN+) – 12:07 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies win by an NBA record.
They set single-game franchise records in FG%, points, assists, bench points and more.
The numbers are so absurd, I couldn’t stop there. dailymemphian.com/section/sports…12:01 AM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Five takeaways from the Thunder’s 152-79 loss at Memphis.
Includes postgame thoughts from Daigneault, Muscala and Jerome, and a lot of historically ugly numbers:
oklahoman.com/story/sports/2…12:00 AM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Juicy rappin with a Ja Morant jersey, I don’t know if Bone has had a single relevant track in Ja’s lifetime – 11:54 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
NBA Record: Margin of victory
Franchise Record: Margin of victory
Franchise Record: Most points
Franchise Record: Most bench points
Franchise Record: Assists
Franchise Record: FG%
Franchise Record: Largest lead
Franchise Record: +/- rating (@Santi Aldama) pic.twitter.com/o35jyyTsqc11:37 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Angola lost to The Dream Team by 5 less points than OKC did to Memphis tonight. – 11:37 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Just now seeing this. Memphis 152, OKC 79. Am I looking at this right?? Bro they did not win by 73! Without Ja. That’s gonna be one helluva boxscore. pic.twitter.com/LLlGkiOTMj11:28 PM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
The Thunder all of a sudden have the worst point differential in the NBA.
They were fifth-worst a few hours ago. – 11:28 PM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
According to @EliasSports, the @Memphis Grizzlies are the third @NBA team in the last 25 seasons to win three consecutive games in wire-to-wire fashion.
The Grizzlies join the Los Angeles Clippers in 2015 and Chicago Bulls in 2012. – 11:21 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl was -56 in 24 minutes tonight. – 11:17 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The Grizzlies scored their 80th point with 9:39 left in the 3rd quarter.
From that point onward, they shot 29-46 from the field.
They could have instead gone 0-46 and scoreless over the final 21:39 and still won. – 11:16 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
listen to this DE-FENSE chant from the Memphis crowd up 78 pic.twitter.com/Ls3KJY8AKK11:13 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC needs to wash this game out with a nice, easy win.
*Checks Thunder schedule for next Lakers game.* – 11:01 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
OK then, Bone, see how you deal with Ass & Titties
Or, in honor of the Grizzlies tonight @sainasylum, Passin Jittys – 11:00 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Ty Jerome: “We were embarrassed out there for sure … We have to stick together, not point fingers, not jump ship. We’ll be OK.” – 10:58 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Ty Jerome brought up his UVA team being the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 seed.
Jerome said that was way worse than tonight. – 10:57 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. is here. Him on the largest margin of victory in NBA history: They were together, engaged, and stuck to the gameplan. Said it’s just another game that adds to the “left column” – 10:55 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Bizzy Bone about to find out some things he must not know about Memphis – 10:55 PM
Jim Lefko @jimlefko
Line of the night from OKC Thunder coach after losing by NBA record 73 points; “Tonight is not necessarily who we are.” – 10:54 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mike Muscala says this loss hurts: “We just gotta look at ourselves in the mirror.”
Moose was the lone vet to play tonight, and he scored12 points in 17 minutes.
Most the players tonight were 19-22 year old rookies, sophomores, backups, 3rd stringers and 2-way players. – 10:46 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Memphis 152 — OKC 79
It’s truly unconscionable that the Thunder refused to listen to the greatest trainer in history… pic.twitter.com/ivvXICtijX10:44 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
Get your OKC Thunder jokes in now – SGA and Paolo Banchero will have them contending in a few years… – 10:42 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mike Muscala: “It’s on us players to be vocal, to set more of an example and to hold guys accountable.”
Muscala said they shouldn’t throw the film away.
“Let’s all watch it.” – 10:37 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
“Everybody contributed. Everybody played hard.” – @De’Anthony Melton pic.twitter.com/Sr8oBhjXRF10:35 PM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
God chose Memphis – 10:35 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
*sees Grizz-Thunder score*
*turns into human collapsing giraffe toy thingy* – 10:34 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
the thunder have been better than this all season, did not have sga, giddey, favors or kenrich williams, and absolutely deserve to get flame-broiled for this meme of a performance.
all these things can be, and are, true. – 10:33 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Grizzlies set NBA record with 73-point win over depleted Thunder, and Ja Morant didn’t even play
cbssports.com/nba/news/grizz…10:32 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#GrindCity 152 #ThunderUp 79 Final.
Largest margin of victory in #NBA history.
73 points.
And Grizzlies were without Ja Morant (knee).
Previous record?
#Cavs beat #Heat by 68 points in 1991-92 season on Dec. 17, 1991.
Final? 148-80 Cavaliers. pic.twitter.com/6PYk59JV7D10:27 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault: “It’s important to note this isn’t who we have been all season.”
He’s right. OKC has been competitive in most games. Didn’t have SGA, Giddey, Kenrich or Favors: most their best players.
But it’ll fall on deaf ears cause people like hot takes more than context. – 10:27 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
More embarrassing: OKC losing by 73, or Portland losing at home to the Flint Tropics? – 10:27 PM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
damn i can’t wait to get back out there 😭 .. great team win tho gang 🐻
#GrzNxtGen10:27 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Now let’s see if Memphis can beat Cleveland as bad as Memphis just beat OKC – 10:26 PM
Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander checking how the Thunder did without him pic.twitter.com/xEj648EkGo10:26 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
I had OKC getting 72 points tonight as the final leg of a parlay… didn’t check scores yet, let’s see here… – 10:25 PM
Solomon Hill @solohill
scoot henderson could have suited up for OKC tonight, but he gotta do another year in the G? – 10:24 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Largest Margins of Victory in #NBA History:
+73–Memphis over OKC, Dec. 2, 2021
+68–Cleveland over Miami, Dec. 17, 1991
+65–Indiana over Portland, Feb. 27, 1998
+63–LAL over Golden State, Mar. 19, 1972 – 10:22 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The +/- numbers for the Thunder roster is something to behold. pic.twitter.com/RRCi7PX2p910:20 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Biggest win in NBA history:
73 — Grizzlies vs OKC tonight
68 — Cavs vs Heat in 1991
65 — Pacers vs Blazers in 1998 pic.twitter.com/ov0qZicQzj10:20 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
My parlay with Thunder +72.5 is what now? – 10:19 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
The Thunder The Thunder
playing the playing
Lakers everyone else pic.twitter.com/aL0B290gUt10:18 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
Us sliding to the @verzuzonline battle after making @NBA history: pic.twitter.com/34MsEknB7C10:18 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
The Grizzlies just beat the Thunder 152-79 and only one Grizzly scored more than 20 points (Jaren Jackson Jr: 27). – 10:17 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Paraphrasing Jaren Jackson and Netflix hit show “True Story” — no need to weather the storm tonight, the Grizzlies were the storm for the biggest margin of victory in NBA history https://t.co/AsQyS7NGe1 pic.twitter.com/AOYPapbarF10:17 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC will get roasted for this game, but the Thunder were without their three best players in SGA, Josh Giddey and Paolo Banchero. – 10:16 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavs scored 139 last night. Grizzlies say “hold my beer” and score 152 tonight. Grizzlies come to AAC on Saturday, second game of B2B home games for Mavs. – 10:16 PM
Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Grizzlies 152, Thunder 79
This really happened. 73 points is the largest margin of victory in @NBA history. pic.twitter.com/L9h5X7ZUGc10:16 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Thunder lost by a point for every first round pick they own – 10:14 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
whole gang eating good.
#GrzNxtGen | #GrizzDub pic.twitter.com/N4FFbB0PNt10:14 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
The social media manager of the next team that loses to Memphis is thanking the Thunder for the free #didntloseby70 tweet – 10:14 PM
Drew Shiller @DrewShiller
I can’t wait for all the shows to debate whether the Grizzlies are better off without Ja Morant … 😂 pic.twitter.com/Ihj96Icfv610:14 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Thunder down by 36 at half
And then they lost the second half by 37 – 10:13 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Final: Grizzlies 152, Thunder 79.
73-point margin of victory is an all-time NBA record.
Previous record: Cavaliers beat Heat 148-80 in 1991.
Memphis shot 62.1%, 19 of 36 3FG, 53-26 rebounding advantage, 16 steals, 9 blocked shots, 9 players in double figures.
Ja Morant: DNP pic.twitter.com/s1YazvPqVA10:13 PM
Krishna Narsu @knarsu3
Grizzlies net rating is gonna be messed up all year 😂 – 10:13 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
The Grizzlies just set an NBA record for margin of victory in a game, defeating OKC by 73 points, 152-79. They actually led by 78 at one point late. 68 was the previous record margin (Cleveland over Miami in Dec. 1991). Memphis plays the Mavs at @AACenter on Saturday night – 10:13 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 0-7 FGM-A, -56. Tough one. – 10:13 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
the thunder doing all this just to get the fourth pick – 10:13 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The Miami Heat no longer have the most-lopsided loss in NBA history, their 148-80 loss on Dec. 17, 1991 in Cleveland surpassed by tonight’s 152-79 loss by the Thunder to the Grizzlies. – 10:12 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
The Grizzlies finished with 82 paint points and allowed 79 points. They are the 4th team over the last 25 years to score more paint points in a game than points they allowed. It is the first time this has happened since 2000. @ESPNStatsInfo10:12 PM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
The @Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 152-79 tonight at @FedExForum.
The 73-point win represents the largest margin of victory in @NBA history. pic.twitter.com/e1se97MuQx10:12 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Before tonight, 148-80, Cleveland over Miami in 1991 was the biggest margin in NBA history.
Come on down, OKC!
Memphis 152-79 over OKC tonight, 73 points – 10:12 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Drake is never invited back to OKC again. – 10:11 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
so by my math, the Grizzlies beat the Lakers by 84 points. – 10:11 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Memphis Grizzlies set an NBA record for the largest victory beating the OKC Thunder by 73 points without Ja Morant. This is NOT a typo 👀 pic.twitter.com/m9kFLlhQGH10:11 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Final
OKC 79
Grizzlies 152
Not enough room for all the hoopers puttin up numbers
Biggest margin of victory in NBA history pic.twitter.com/afwcSWHvpy10:11 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
The Thunder walking into the practice facility tomorrow pic.twitter.com/6dbplQeVIg10:11 PM
Chris Dempsey @chrisadempsey
What. On. Earth??????
I’m no math major….but a 73-POINT VICTORY?! The Grizzlies bench outscored the entire OKC team? Unreal. pic.twitter.com/THsg0L2N0t10:11 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
73 PIECE HONEY GOLD SPECIAL. – 10:10 PM
Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
Worst loss in nba history….congrats? Okc – 10:10 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
I WAS AT NBA HISTORY!!!!
Grizzlies beat Thunder 152-79.
By 73 points – the largest margin ever. Unbelievable. – 10:10 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The Grizzlies just defeated the Thunder by 73 points — 152-79 — the largest margin of victory in NBA history. – 10:10 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Grizzlies 152, Thunder 79. Final – 10:09 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Grizzlies edge this one out to win 152-79, and the 73-point win represents the largest margin of victory in NBA history. – 10:09 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
We just witnessed the largest margin of victory in NBA history. Grizz beat the Thunder by 73 points. pic.twitter.com/RHZeLPLH7v10:09 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Memphis Grizzlies 152 Oklahoma City Thunder 79: Biggest margin of victory in NBA history. – 10:09 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder sent a clear message to the rest of the NBA tonight: NOBODY is going to score twice as much as them this season. – 10:09 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
The @Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 152-79 tonight, the largest margin of victory in NBA history:
+73 MEM vs. OKC (tonight)
+68 CLE vs. MIA (Dec. 17, 1991)
+65 IND vs. POR (Feb. 27, 1998)
+63 LAL vs. GSW (March 19, 1972) – 10:09 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Final score: Memphis 152, Oklahoma City 79. A historic beatdown. – 10:09 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Put Memphis into the record books. The all-time biggest win ever is by 68 points by the Cavs over the Heat on Dec. 17, 1991, via @Basketball-Reference. Grizzlies are record-setters tonight, thumping OKC by 73 points. – 10:08 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Tyus Jones has filled in admirably with Ja Morant sidelined.
In the last 3 games as a starter:
23 assists
3 turnovers
Heading into the OKC game, Jones was averaging 0.6 turnovers in 17 minutes per game. – 10:08 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
The Memphis Grizzlies just beat the OKC Thunder by an NBA record 73 points – 10:08 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
NBA RECORD: Memphis beats Oklahoma City by 73 points. – 10:08 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Final: Grizzlies 152, Thunder 79
The 73-point margin is the biggest in NBA history. – 10:08 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
The OKC Thunder saw the “75” in #NBA75 and said “bet” 😂 pic.twitter.com/U6bVxFQERv10:08 PM

David Cobb @DavidWCobb
The Grizzlies couldn’t possibly set a new franchise record for points with their star player missing.
OKC: “says who?” – 10:08 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
OKC’s broadcast has offered Mike Muscala as the Thunder Player of the Game – “it was a good job by Mike, being pressed into service tonight” was the review – 10:07 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Realization watching this OKC-MEM garbage time.
The Grizz have Tillie & Tillman, while the Nets have Mills & Millsap.
The two Hills (George & Solomon) were once on the same team. – 10:07 PM
Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
I took OKC with the points. – 10:07 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
150 points for the Grizzlies, who lead by 75. – 10:06 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
So about the Grizzlies outperforming their point differential, – 10:06 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
A JITTY POSTER FOR THE RECORD BREAKER pic.twitter.com/RXRqofvigk10:06 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Grizzlies lead the Thunder by 78 points.
The Thunder has 70 points. – 10:04 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
That score in Memphis cannot be real – 10:04 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Another John Konchar 3!! – 10:04 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
John Konchar sets the Grizzlies record for points in a game with a poster dunk. Only fitting. 145 points. – 10:04 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Trying to figure out the optimal time and score to take a screenshot of the Memphis-Oklahoma City game and post it – 10:04 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Grizzlies should do the gentlemanly thing and sub in some Lakers players – 10:04 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
JOHN KONCHAR YOU HEAR ME
HOLY SHIT HE JUST POSTERED SOMEONE – 10:03 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
MOST POINTS IN FRANCHISE HISTORY YA HEAR ME. – 10:03 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
MVP chants for Jarret Culver coming on the free throws. – 10:03 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Points in the paint
Grizzlies: 76
Thunder: 16 – 10:03 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Grizzlies’ lead is bigger than the Thunder’s point total 😬 pic.twitter.com/NN5Z8TAYVI10:03 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
NBA fans seeings the Thunder down 70 to the Grizz pic.twitter.com/4NsZGlU9s710:03 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Memphis 143
OKC 67
4:22 left.
I can’t even process this. – 10:02 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
OK, it’s 143-67 now. Make OKC walk home. – 10:02 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Lol how does it feel to be the ref that dutifully calls goaltending to extend the Memphis lead to 76. – 10:02 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Are the Grizzlies going to set the record for biggest margin of victory ver tonight? 70-point lead is outrageous. – 10:01 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
getting concerned the thunder won’t be able to pull off a comeback here pic.twitter.com/YWNOHBWvqV10:01 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Overhead from Grizzlies fans …
“Get the record, baby!”
“It’s fun to be playing for something. Can we win by 70?” – 10:01 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
I can report that OKC’s broadcast had the UNMITIGATED GALL to offer up a “Play of the Game” when their team is down 72!!!!! – 10:00 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
I think the Ja Morant-less Grizzlies got this one … up 137-67 on the Thunder.
Yes … that is 70 points. – 10:00 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Excuse me the Grizzlies are up HOW MUCH on the Thunder?! – 9:59 PM
Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
OKC is down by 70.
The NBA needs to institute a running clock. – 9:59 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Just saw the Grizz-OKC score! Thunder down 70?! – 9:58 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Memphis is up 70. Maybe the Jokic brothers should go catch games there after all. – 9:58 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
When the Mavs played CHA I. The pre season they led, at one point by as many as 70 points. I had never seen that before in the NBA. Well here we are less than two months later and MEM (who will play Mavs on Sat) are up 70 on OKC – 9:58 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
MEMPHIS is winning by SEVENTY – 9:57 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
the thunder aren’t even outscoring the grizzlies’ lead lmao pic.twitter.com/Vseel07cnc9:57 PM

Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an nba team down 70 points….1st time for everything. #thunder-grizzlies. – 9:57 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
The largest margin in NBA history is 68 (Cavs over Heat in 1991). The Grizzlies are up 70 w/ six minutes to go. I WANNA SEE HISTORY! 😂😂 – 9:56 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
This is as good as garbage time gets. Santi Aldama, Jarrett Culver, John Konchar, Killian Tillie and Xavier Tillman may never play more meaningful minutes this season. Get that record, Grizzlies! – 9:56 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Grizzlies need to win by 92 to even up their point differential on the season. There’s still time. – 9:56 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies lead by 70!!!!!!!!!! points.
70. – 9:55 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The Grizzlies are now up 70 on OKC – 9:54 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Some NBA history might be going down here in Memphis.
The Grizzlies lead the Thunder by 68 with 7:14 left. Biggest loss in NBA history is 68 (Cavs-Heat in 1991). – 9:54 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Jarrett Culver!! OH MY!!!
The reaction from the bench said it all. Jaren jumped up and so high he almost jumped on Brandon Clarke’s back! – 9:54 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
We just got a “Jarrett Culver, YOU HEAR ME” after that alley oop. It’s getting ELECTRIC – 9:53 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jarrett Culver is throwing down highlight dunks.
We are all witness. – 9:53 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The biggest win in franchise history is 49 (last season). The largest win in NBA history is (68).
And the Grizzlies are threatening to break that record. – 9:52 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
60 piece honey gold. – 9:51 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Pacers led the Thunder by as many as 67 points last season.
The Grizzlies are nearing that territory, up 129-65. – 9:50 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
and scoring and scoring. – 9:50 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jarrett Culver steal and coast-to-coast pic.twitter.com/m7xCbKSp879:50 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies lead this games by 64 points.
(I am afraid this might get flagged as fake news) – 9:50 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
yo. we just keep scoring. – 9:50 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
If the Grizzlies can hold on this will be their first three-game win streak of the season. – 9:49 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Alright, let’s check on Thunder-Grizzlies … wait, what in the- pic.twitter.com/XEk0e8Mu809:46 PM

Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
I turned over to the OKC broadcast and it’s just two grown men crying softly into a microphone occasionally mixed with the sound of stress eating – 9:45 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
TILLIE TILLIE, KILLIAN TILLIE FOR 3 – 9:44 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
i’m sure your local blog told you but we lead 113-62 after three quarters.
📺 @GrizzOnBally | 📻 @929espn9:44 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Ja-less Grizzlies are up by a million on the SGA-less Thunder. What a beating. – 9:43 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
end of the 3rd quarter
OKC 62
Grizzlies 113
Trip: 27 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Melton: 19 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists
Brooks: 11 points, 3 assists, 2 steals
BC: 11 points
Tyus: 10 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds
Santi: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists – 9:43 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
My only take from this game: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey are really good. – 9:42 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
End 3Q: Grizzlies 113, Thunder 62 – 9:41 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
John Konchar is determined to help the Grizzlies set the team record for points – 9:41 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
JOHN KONCHAR FOR 3 – 9:41 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
starting to think this just isn’t the Thunder’s night, folks – 9:37 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
101 with 3:50 left in the third. – 9:36 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
9 for 11. 27 points. 6 made threes.
pick up the phone @Jaren Jackson Jr. 📲 pic.twitter.com/s1hipc5uIZ9:36 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Yes, I am available for a few minutes tonight if the Grizzlies need me. – 9:35 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Grizzlies biggest win ever was by 49 last season in Houston, where Justise Winslow scored 20.
Second biggest was by 47 over the Nets at the Pyramid, the game that got Byron Scott fired. – 9:35 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
There it is, the largest lead in franchise history for the Grizzlies. 52 points. – 9:33 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
BRANDON CLARKE FOR 3 – 9:33 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
This is tied for the largest lead in franchise history for the Grizzlies. – 9:32 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Everyone is rightly pointing out how well Jaren Jackson, Jr. is playing – and he definitely is. Phenomenal last three games. It should be pointed out – all without Ja Morant. Jaren’s been the focal point and is actively seeking his shots. But can that continue when Ja returns? – 9:31 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jaren Jackson Jr. is going OFF. – 9:26 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
It’s 84-38 Grizzlies. – 9:23 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies up 46 in the third quarter and Dillon Brooks is not letting up on these officials. – 9:23 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jaren Jackson Jr. is in his best form tonight.
Looking pretty, pretty scary. – 9:21 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Three straight games in double digits for Tre Mann. – 9:21 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC on the second night of a back to back without SGA, Giddey, Kenrich and Favors are getting rocked by the Grizz BUT…
…Tre Mann’s separation and stepbacks alone are worth sticking around for the second half. – 9:07 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
double up.
the gang shot 62% in the first half. pic.twitter.com/LwDIdIQDg09:07 PM

Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Grizzlies up 72-36 at the half. That, of course, is a doubling up. Could end 144-72 if the Grizzlies want it to. This OKC performance is the worst “NBA” half I have ever seen from a professional team. I think there are many G League squads who would have put up a better fight. – 9:06 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
a perfect 7-7 for 17 points in the first half for @De’Anthony Melton. pic.twitter.com/NS1KAeovem9:05 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Grizzlies have doubled up the Thunder at halftime: 72-36
Fewest points OKC has scored in a half this season. Ties the most it’s given up in a half. – 9:03 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
72-36 is your Grizzlies halftime score!
If this keeps up, this night is going to go by fast for the @Memphis Grizzlies. While meanwhile, it’s going to be a LONG night for the Thunder. – 9:03 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
HALFTIME
okc 36
grizzlies 72
Melton: 17 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds (7-7 shooting!)
Trip: 15 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Tyus: 10 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds
Clarke: 8 points, 2 rebounds – 9:03 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
NICE floater at the shot-clock buzzer from D-Melt to give the Grizzlies a 69-35 lead – 9:01 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
melt score.
bc dunk.
trip buckets.
just a whole lotta buckets going on right now. – 9:01 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
so many buckets. so many highlights. – 9:00 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brandon Clarke is extremely automatic once he’s in the paint – 8:58 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies lead is 30.
You know what that means. What do you want me to tweet? – 8:58 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
(playing OKC, SAC, and an injury-hit TOR without Ja Morant is both a. ideal timing for the Grizzlies and b. going to do a number on the on/off ratings for Ja) – 8:57 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The OKC process is …. something – 8:54 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
This game should be SGA’s All Star submission clip. – 8:53 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
3 straight threes for the @Memphis Grizzlies and Thunder have to call what feels like their 10th timeout. – 8:53 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder is trying out some zone in the second quarter. Not a bad time to experiment.
Grizzlies lead 54-28 – 8:52 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
DEANTHONY MELTON. BRUH. WOW. – 8:46 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
DE’ANTHONY MELTON CAUGHT A BODY – 8:45 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
how it started vs. how it ended. pic.twitter.com/dqq5ETEGij8:43 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
31-16 after the first 12 minutes.
@Jaren Jackson Jr. 9 points 2 boards
@Santi Aldama 6 points 2 boards
#GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/XxzpLem4vd8:37 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
End 1Q: Grizzlies 31, Thunder 16
The Thunder has the 29th-ranked offense with SGA and Giddey. Without them, well, looks a lot like this. – 8:37 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The last time the Thunder played in FedExForum there was a foot of snow on the ground.
This time it is 70 degrees on Dec. 2nd.
#MEMPHIS8:37 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
What a 1st qtr! Grizzlies lead 31-16. Another night where the Grizz are getting it done on the boards and inside! – 8:36 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
end of the 1st
okc 16
grizzlies 31
Trip: 9 points, 2 rebounds
Santi: 6 points, 2 rebounds
Brooks: 5 points, 1 steal
Melton: 5 points, 3 rebounds
Tyus Jones: 3 rebounds, 3 assists – 8:36 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Gabriel Deck, despite rumors of a possible impending return overseas, is getting an early run tonight.
To the delight of the many passionate Argentinian Thunder fans who have been waiting to see La Tortuga play.🐢 – 8:34 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies teammates are going crazy for Santi Aldama. Fun to see. – 8:31 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Gabriel Deck getting first-quarter minutes tonight. The Thunder only has 10 players available. – 8:27 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Grizz starting center Steven Adams played 530 games for the Thunder.
The entire Thunder starting lineup has played 361 career games combined. – 8:26 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
a walking mismatch. his name is jaren jackson jr. – 8:26 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Xavier Tillman is checking in after the timeout. His first rotation minutes since the 11/08 game against Minnesota. Good to see him back in the fold, even in a short-handed capacity – 8:25 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Three early turnovers from Darius Bazley. He’s still out of sorts offensively. – 8:25 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
GET TO YOUR FLOAT DES 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/7anInATYDU8:21 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
a defense force 🚫
18 straight games with a rejection for @Jaren Jackson Jr.. pic.twitter.com/cCx9X09Z7U8:17 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies up seven in the first 3 minutes. Trying to go wire-to-wire for a third straight game. – 8:14 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
tear da club up ‘21. let’s hoop.
📺 @GrizzOnBally
📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/Jfl4mQsH2U8:12 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. gets the Grizzlies on the board to kick off tonight’s game 😎 – 8:10 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
These OKC jerseys look like a gas station logo – 8:10 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Lu Dort vs. Dillon Brooks is the matchup we deserve – 8:05 PM
Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Your starters for Grizz v Thunder:
OKC: Ty Jerome, Tre Mann, Dort, Robinson-Earl, Darius Bazley.
Grizz start: Dillon Brooks, JJJ, Adams, Tyus Jones, Desmond Bane.
Set your fantasy lineups accordingly. – 7:57 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Fresh five.
Presented by @EnableMidstream pic.twitter.com/KprU0DpENf7:55 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Short-handed Thunder squad tonight in Memphis. pic.twitter.com/4qogCx6HKh7:55 PM

Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Dear Unk: Please note the following officials are at the Grizzlies-Thunder game tonight.
Josh Tiven, Karl Lane, and Evan Scott.
I’m sure they have the @badunclep seal of approval and good tidings for the Holiday Season. – 7:54 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
During the last home game, De’Anthony Melton played 18 minutes and traveled 1.40 miles at an average of 4.39 MPH.
@FedEx  | #PlayerTracker pic.twitter.com/hHkYH9AYPz7:54 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
first five vs. @Oklahoma City Thunder
🐻 @Tyus Jones
🐻 @Dillon Brooks
🐻 @Desmond Bane
🐻 @Jaren Jackson Jr.
🐻 @RealStevenAdams
@Verizon | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/uss9ZjAbvP7:52 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Starters for both teams
OKC: Jerome, Mann, Dort, Robinson-Earl, Bazley
Memphis: Jones, Bane, Brooks, Trip, Adams
INACTIVES
OKC: Favors, Giddey, SGA, Vit Krejci, Maledon, Aaron Wiggins
Memphis: Anderson, Ziaire, Ja, Merrill, Pons – 7:48 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey: “I look back at Seattle when they got Durant, it took them how many years to grow in OKC. (Phoenix), look at how long it took them to grow. You may have some missteps along the way … but it can be done.” Said the key for Detroit is the foundation. – 7:34 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
turn your volume up, this is basketball asmr 😌 pic.twitter.com/Yoe7Ow7s8h7:20 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault says SGA didn’t feel concussion symptoms until after a nap today.
He also clearly wasn’t happy with the “common” fouls from the Rockets:
“Those were hard fouls that concussed him. He’s out tonight as a result of those plays directly.” – 6:50 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
What’s it like to sit by Drake at a Thunder game?
Meet his “new parents,” Jim and Renee Stanley: oklahoman.com/story/sports/2…6:47 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander didn’t start feeling the symptoms of a concussion until today after he woke up from a nap, per Mark Daigneault.
Daigneault said SGA wouldn’t have made the trip if they would have known earlier. – 6:38 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder starters with SGA and Giddey out:
– Dort
– Jerome
– Mann
– Bazley
– Robinson-Earl – 6:34 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Kyle Anderson and Ziaire Williams are OUT tonight for the @Memphis Grizzlies vs Thunder. Coach Jenkins said they want to give them the benefit of a couple days. – 6:25 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ziaire Williams and Kyle Anderson are out tonight.
Ja Morant is doing individual work but not 5-on-5 yet. His timeline hasn’t changed. – 6:23 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
With SGA out, Taylor Jenkins said they’re an ultra competitive team with good ball movement and frequent PNR play. They got interchangeable big men and shoot a lot of 3’s – 6:21 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins says the timeline with Ja Morant hasn’t changed, but he’s responded really well to rehab, and they’ve been monitoring his knee in response to the work prior to ramping it up – 6:20 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ziaire Williams (knee soreness) and Kyle Anderson (back soreness) are out for tonight’s game, per Taylor Jenkins. Doesn’t see it as long-term – 6:19 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Jae’Sean Tate shines in OKC, and other role players contribute to Rockets’ first road victory; win streak continues
via @TheAthletic theathletic.com/2992639/2021/1…5:39 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Not allowing fast-break points will be a key for OKC against Memphis as the team looks to put together a solid, 48-minute game.
🎥 | @OUHealth Game Day Report pic.twitter.com/uvs1RpckCy5:30 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Thunder say guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com5:29 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA in the concussion protocol and is out tonight.
Still no Josh Giddey.
Theo Maledon is with the Blue.
Will the Thunder starting point guard be Ty Jerome or… Tre Mann? pic.twitter.com/hucK51OUIc5:25 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Just two incorrect calls in the last two minutes of Rockets-Thunder but neither mattered. Eric Gordon got away with an offensive foul but turned the ball over moments later. OKC got away with a five-second violation but missed the shot that followed. – 5:17 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander suffered a concussion against Houston on Wednesday, the team says. He’s entered the league’s concussion protocol. – 5:11 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been placed in the concussion protocol, the Thunder announced. – 5:07 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is in the NBA’s concussion protocols pic.twitter.com/UREwB5yRol5:06 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
📼 ROOKIE OF THE MONTH 📼
@Josh Giddey | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/Z6FidyThhc4:19 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The #Thunder list Vit Krejci, Theo Maledon, Aaron Wiggins, Kenrich Williams, Derrick Favors, and Josh Giddey as out tonight against Memphis. – 4:15 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Western a conference Rookie of the Months for Josh Giddey is really cool – 3:14 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Now’s the perfect time to run back this @J. Kyle Mann video on Rookie of the Month Josh Giddey and SGA, a.k.a. the funkiest duo in the NBA
youtu.be/qSvieH2lfnw2:52 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Giddey Up.
Congratulations @Josh Giddey on being named Western Conference Rookie of the Month!
𝐏𝐓𝐒: 𝟏𝟎.𝟒 | 𝐀𝐒𝐓: 𝟓.𝟖 | 𝐑𝐄𝐁𝐒: 𝟕.𝟐 pic.twitter.com/enjx5cDC0G2:42 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Evan Mobley and Josh Giddey are the rookies of the month. Riot! – 2:35 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
The Mavericks bench put together 72 points in last night’s win.
The 72 bench points are tied for the fifth-most in franchise history.
84 at MEM, 4/7/19 (OT)
77 at KC, 11/5/82
74 at LAL, 3/23/82
73 vs. DEN, 11/13/82
*72 at NOP, 12/1/21
72 at DEN, 2/10/11 pic.twitter.com/afLDgAaDxf2:23 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
The Thunder’s Josh Giddey and Cavaliers’ Evan Mobley named rookie of the month for October-November for their respective conferences. pic.twitter.com/TRhptqjmF32:20 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
KIA NBA Rookies of the Month, October/November | Josh Giddey and Evan Mobley
sportando.basketball/en/kia-nba-roo…2:17 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
OKC’s Josh Giddey (10.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 5.8apg) & Cavs Evan Mobley (14.4ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.8bpg) were named Western & Eastern Conf. Rookies of the Month.
#Rockets rookies @Jalen Green & @Alperen Sengun Sengun were among the 5 western conference nominees. – 2:11 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey and Cleveland Cavaliers forward/center Evan Mobley have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November. – 2:09 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
Josh Giddey was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for October/November. Giddey averaged 10.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.9 cool passes per game (unofficially). Evan Mobley was named it in the East. – 2:05 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey is the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month.
Remember when he was considered a reach and a bad pick? – 2:02 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Thunder guard Josh Giddey and Cavaliers big man Evan Mobley have been named the Western and Eastern Conference Rookies of the Month for November: pic.twitter.com/OOQfrID1DD2:02 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey has been named Western Conference Rookie of the Month, the NBA announced. – 2:01 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The NBA says Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey and Cleveland Cavaliers forward/center Evan Mobley have been named the Western and Eastern Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November. – 2:01 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
NBA Rookies of the Month (October/November): Thunder’s Josh Giddey and Cavaliers‘ Evan Mobley. – 2:00 PM

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