Grizzlies set NBA record with 73-point victory vs. Thunder
Memphis Grizzlies center Xavier Tillman (2) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort (5). Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Grizzlies set NBA record with 73-point margin of victory vs. Thunder

The most lopsided result in NBA history happened Thursday night when the Memphis Grizzlies dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 152-79 win.

The previous record for margin of victory was set on Dec. 17, 1991 when the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Miami Heat, 148-80. That 68-point win for the Cavaliers is now second to the Grizzlies' 73-point victory over the Thunder.

Memphis managed to score at least 30 in every quarter, despite being without star point guard Ja Morant, who suffered a knee sprain last week. In his absence, nine different Grizzlies players scored at least 10 points with Jaren Jackson Jr. leading the way with 27. Third-year guard John Konchar added 17 points, including a dunk to secure the Grizzlies a franchise-record for points in a game.

It was an eighth consecutive loss for the Thunder, who placed leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the NBA's concussion protocol just before tip-off against the Grizzlies. The win was a third straight for Memphis.

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