MARC Gasol led the way for the Memphis Grizzlies in taking advantage of Russell Westbrook's ejection in the third quarter and mauling the Oklahoma City Thunder, 114-80, at the FedEx Forum in Memphis on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
Gasol led the offense with 25 points and the Memphis defense limited the Thunder to a 33.8 percentage from the field and a measly 18.2 clip on 3-pointers. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, shot the ball quite well, going 52.4 overall in field goals and 13-for-22 from downtown even without the injured Mike Conley.
The Grizzlies were up 55-39 at halftime with Westbrook scoring 19 points in the first two quarters but turned the ball over six times and had no assists.
Westbrook’s frustration boiled over in the third quarter when was ejected with 6:41 left for arguing with referee Brian Forte who called two technical fouls on Westbrook in a 10-second span.
The Thunder guard left the court with 21 points and five rebounds. It was Westbrook’s third game in his career where he had no assists.
Troy Daniels scored 22 points while Zach Randolph added 21 markers and eight rebounds for Memphis, who outscored the Thunder in all four quarters and ended their two-game skid.
Enes Kanter had 19 points and five rebounds while Alex Abrines chipped in 10 markers for OKC, who saw their four-game win streak snapped.