It was the worst possible scenario for the Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Coming off a triple-overtime loss where their bigs each played 57 minutes and having to play on the road just some 48 hours later, where the Grizz have been less than stellar, you could see how Memphis was doomed from the get.
I'll admit, I had thought the Grizzlies were well gassed up after the first quarter. It wasn't a flawless quarter, but they did force 9 turnovers (which lead to just 7 points) in the first 12 minutes and were able to hold the game tied at 17-17. Again, it wasn't pretty, but at the very least it seemed as if the Thunder and Grizzlies were as equally gassed. Well, that obviously wasn't the case.
Let's get the horrific numbers out of the way.
- Grizzlies shot 35.9% from the field; 60.9% from the free-throw line.
- They were out-rebounded 50-33.
- Grizzlies shot 14-27 (51.9%) at the rim and 8-21 (38.1%) from 3 to 9 feet from the basket.
- They posted a 78.3 Offensive Efficiency Rating with a 37.2 effective field gold percentage.
- Posted 15 assists to 14 turnovers.
- Marc Gasol was the only Grizz to score in double figures (15 points).
- Nick Collison outplayed Zach Randolph.