Memphis Grizzlies celebrate the highest victory in NBA history
Dhe Memphis Grizzlies made NBA history. The team from Tennessee prevailed on Thursday evening with 152: 79 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 73-point success is synonymous with the highest win in the 75-year history of the best league in the world. The previous record had been held by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who had recorded a 68-point success (148: 80) against Miami Heat in December 1991.
In Memphis, the home team had already led 72:36 at the break, and in the meantime the lead was even 78 points. Nine of the twelve players used scored double-digit points in the target shooting against Oklahoma, Jaren Jackson Jr. advanced to the top scorer with 27 points. “It feels great to be in the history books”, cheered pointguard De’Anthony Melton: “Every single one of us has contributed today.”
For the opponent, the defeat means the second historical low point within a few months. Before the away defeat in Memphis, the City Thunder had already conceded the highest home defeat in NBA history in May. They lost to the Indiana Pacers at the end of last season, 57 points behind.
18th win in a row for Phoenix
Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns have set a new club record. With a 114: 103 (69:51) home win against the Detroit Pistons, the Arizona team achieved their 18th consecutive win – the longest streak in franchise history. The Suns had to do without their injured top scorer Devin Booker. The Suns caught this collectively: Seven players scored double-digit points.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors stopped the Milwaukee Bucks: The team from Canada won with 97:93 (48:40), with which the Bucks lost a game for the first time after eight successes in a row. MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo missed out on the guests. The Chicago Bulls confirmed their strong form with a 119: 115 (69:51) away win. DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine scored Chicago’s final 14 points and led the Bulls to their 15th win of the season.