Sports Grizzlies roll past Thunder for first win since restart

02:46  08 august  2020
02:46  08 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Dillon Brooks scored 22 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies claimed their first win since the restart with a 121-92 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.

Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Ja Morant had 19 points and nine assists for the Grizzlies.

Memphis shot 55% and avoided falling into a tie with Portland for eight place in the Western Conference standings.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder didn't care that Phoenix had just one win this season, was playing the Thunder centre Steven Adams did not play after experiencing tightness in his left calf during pregame He scored some points on some lobs and some rolls and he got to the free-throw line.

Grizzlies : Barnes played his second game since a two-game suspension for his part in a physical altercation with Knicks coach Derek Fisher. … Vince Carter, 38, threw down a dunk in the final minute and drew a nice cheer from the crowd. Thunder : Wore their sunset orange alternate jerseys. …

Chris Paul scored 17 points and Luguentz Dort added 16 for the Thunder. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City's leading scorer this season, finished with 10 points on 3 for 13 shooting.

The Thunder looked nothing like the team that rolled past the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Oklahoma City missed a chance to move into a tie with the Houston Rockets for fourth place in the West.

Oklahoma City led by 18 in the first quarter, but the Grizzlies rallied to take the lead in the second. Memphis led by nine in the final seconds of the first half. Danilo Gallinari hit a 3 for the Thunder with 4.6 seconds left, then Paul stole the inbounds pass and hit a corner 3 to cut the Grizzlies' lead to 63-60 at halftime.

The Grizzlies outscored the Thunder 32-18 in the third quarter to go up 95-78 at the end of the period.

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The Grizzlies have won three straight on their home court in the postseason and are 17- 1 going back to Feb. The Thunder caught a break when Allen tipped the ball away and Conley saved it from going out Tulsa Shock first -round draft pick Skylar Diggins watched the game from a courtside seat along

Senior David Grain, making his first varsity start at quarterback, threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead ODA to a 42-0 victory Grain, who had been a starting wide receiver, was namedquarterback after the Thunder 's top two quarterbacks, Nathan Strawderman and Jimmy


Thunder: C Steven Adams was out with a left leg injury. ... Committed just one turnover in the first quarter. ... Dort scored 11 points in the first quarter. ... Made just 13 of 43 3-pointers.

Grizzlies: F Anthony Tolliver stepped into the starting lineup for Jaren Jackson Jr., who is out for the season with a knee injury he suffered on Monday. ... Valanciunas was issued a technical foul in the second quarter. ... Brooks was issued a Flagrant 1 in the second quarter after body checking Dort.


Thunder: Play the Washington Wizards on Sunday.

Grizzlies: Play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.


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