Coming into the game, we knew that Memphis was nagged up and they were going to have trouble containing a Thunder team that had been playing at a very high level.
There were no surprised tonight as the Thunder beat the Grizzlies 116-100 and didn’t even need their starters for the final quarter.
Russell Westbrook led the way with 27 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Westbrook bounced back from a tough shooting night in Atlanta yesterday. He was aggressive as always and with the jumper falling, was unfair for Memphis to contend with.
Kevin Durant needed just 18 points for the Thunder go get the win as many other players got involved.
Serge Ibaka was the third starter scoring in double-figures with 12 while Jeremy Lamb added a career-high 18 and Reggie Jackson scored 17.
Lamb shot 7-of-9 from the field and 16 of his points came in the second half. Jackson got into double-figure scoring for the seventh straight game and made it nine in a row with at least one made three-point field goal.
It was a game where it felt like the Thunder couldn’t miss anything and the depleted Memphis squad had no answers.
The win improves the Thunder’s record to 17-4 on the season. OKC will be back at home for their next game Friday night when the Lakers and Kobe Bryant come to town.
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