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Grizzlies vs. Thunder GameThread

There's a big game feel in Memphis with MVP favorite Russell Westbrook in town.

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Westbrook is a darn good basketball player.

The Memphis Grizzlies surely know that. They know that he is leading Oklahoma City to playing far better than most expected them to as a team to this point in the season. Historic numbers seemingly night after night are pacing a squad that is in direct competition with Memphis for playoff seeding in the competitive Western Conference.

It isn't a must-win game. But it is a must-compete game. It's a game where Memphis has to execute and look like they belong as a top-10 NBA team. They've beaten the Warriors, they've defeated the Cavaliers. They're capable. They just need to rise to the moment and compete.

That's all you can ask. No illegal streaming links or threads, and please be respectful of each other in your comments.

Thanks as always to numberFire for our GameThread Game Preview. Go Memphis, beat Oklahoma City!