3 biggest gifts from the Memphis Grizzlies so far in 2021

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Gift No. 3: A 73-point NBA record margin of victory by the Memphis Grizzlies

Even though the Grizzlies are going through a rough patch right now, it wasn’t very long ago that the team was completely unstoppable. At the center of this elite run, the Grizzlies put on one of the greatest single-game performances in NBA history.

Actually, scratch that — the Grizzlies put on the single-greatest performance in the history of the league.

That performance saw Memphis beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 152-79 just over three weeks ago. The Grizzlies led the Thunder in every category imaginable including points, assists, rebounds, steals, and blocks — each by a wide margin.

The best part, perhaps, is that there wasn’t a single dominant Memphis Grizzlies player. Nine of 12 players to see the court scored double-digit points, while every single Grizz player scored at least one basket. Jaren Jackson Jr. led all scorers with 27 points in this Ja Morant-less game, and while the Grizzlies struggled in their next matchup against the Thunder, this was a memorable one.

This record blew the previous scoring margin record of 65 out of the water. If you think you’ll see another performance this dominant, you’re dead wrong. This was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of game to watch and if you were witnessing it live, it was the best gift any team could have given.

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There were a lot of gifts from the Grizzlies this year, but this may have been the best one.