The Memphis Grizzlies continued their battle for the 8th seed in the Western Conference as they played the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight in Orlando.
The Thunder were 2-1 in their seeding games before facing the Grizzlies who were 0-4 before the game.
The Thunder lead in the first quarter outscoring the Grizzlies 37-25. The Grizzlies dominated the rest of the game as they held OKC to 32 points in the entire second half.
Rookie, Ja Morant, played 32 minutes and shot 5-12 from the field and 2-6 from 3-point range. He scored 19 points, dished out 9 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds. Jonas Valančiūnas also scored 19 points on 8-11 shooting. He grabbed a double-double as he pulled in 11 boards. He also got 2 assists an 1 steal in 24 minutes.
Dillon Brooks scored a team high 22 points in 26 minutes on 10-18 shooting from the field and 2-4 from beyond the arc. He got 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal.
Grayson Allen, Gorgui Dieng and Brandon Clarke all came off the bench for the Grizzlies and contributed to the Grizzlies win. Grayson Allen scored 11 points on 3-8 shooting from 3 in 24 minutes. He got 1 rebound and 1 assist.
Gorgui Dieng scored 12 points on 3-4 shooting from the field. He grabbed 7 boards in 22 minutes.
Brandon Clarke shot a perfect 6-6 from the field to score 12 points off the bench. He pulled in 8 rebounds in 20 minutes.
Chris Paul started for the Thunder tonight. He played played 28 minutes and shot 6-12 from the field and 2-3 from 3. He scored 17 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, dished out 4 assists and got 4 steals. Rookie, Darius Bazley, came off the bench and played 27 minutes and scored 12 points in 4-14 shooting. He got 4 boards and 2 assists.
Steven Adams was out for the game so Nerlens Noel started at center. He scored 11 points in 4-6 shooting. He grabbed 4 rebounds and got 1 assist and 1 steal. He played for 27 minutes.
Luguentz Dort scored 16 points, pulled in 3 rebounds and got 2 assists in 30 minutes. Danilo Gallinari scored 12 points, got 1 board and 2 assists in 19 minutes.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander played for 34 minutes and scored 10 points on 3-13 shooting from the field and 1-8 shoooting from beyond the arc. He grabbed 3 rebounds, dished out 3 assists and got 1 steal.
After the Grizzlies dominated for 3 quarters they managed to beat the Thunder 121-92.