Grizzlies Throttle Thunder by NBA-Record 73-Point Margin

Their 152-79 win shattered the NBA record for the largest margin of victory.

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A scoreboard monitor shows the final score of an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies broke the NBA record for margin of victory in their defeat of the Thunder. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The game was long decided and the Memphis starters were relegated to cheerleaders on the bench when John Konchar got a steal and headed to the basket. His right-handed dunk gave the Grizzlies a 145-67 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder with 3:02 left and a new franchise record for points in a game. That 78-point advantage was Memphis’ biggest lead on Thursday night, but by the time it was over…

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