Tonight’s NBA recreation between the struggling Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder and the middling Memphis Grizzlies was projected to be a 107-104 victory for Memphis. The margin of victory was barely extra lopsided.
When the ultimate horn sounded, the Grizzlies had throttled OKC by historic 73 level margin, 152-79.
Seventy three factors is, by far, the biggest margin of victory ever in an NBA recreation. Second place goes to a Miami Warmth-Cleveland Cavaliers contest 30 years in the past, which the Warmth received by 68 factors. Memphis’s 152 level whole is the best in franchise historical past. They usually did it with out their all-star guard Ja Morant, who’s averaging 24 factors this season. (To be honest, OKC was with out its personal celebrity guard, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who didn’t play on account of concussion protocols.)
Even with out Morant, Memphis shot an astounding 62.5% from the sphere. The Grizzlies’ bench gamers alone outscored all the Thunder roster, 93-79. The rebounding totals had been equally lopsided, at 53-26, in favor of Memphis.
The Grizzlies’ official Twitter account registered mounting amazement as the sport progressed.