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Thunder expect better effort vs. Grizzlies – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-12-20 02:40:13 –

Oklahoma City Thunder has no nostalgic memories of his last entanglement with the Memphis Grizzlies-and for good reason.

After all, Thunder was rudely on the register after being defeated in the 152-79 bombardment in Memphis on December 2. Oklahoma City’s 73-point defeat broke the NBA record.

Thunder aims to redeem his performance when he visits the Grizzlies on Monday night.

Oklahoma City gained momentum after snapping three skids in the previous contest.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander buzzered out a stepback 3 pointer and let Thunder win the Los Angeles Clippers 104-103 on Saturday. Gilgeous-Alexander’s second half three-pointer was his second in a four-night span, but his previous game Thailand’s three-pointer against New Orleans with 1.4 seconds remaining was 61 by Devonte Graham at 113-110. Win the Pelican defeated by the uplift of the feet.

“I feel good,” Gilgeous Alexander said in the last three points. “It’s like feeling a little better after the last one.”

Luguentz Dort scored 29 points in his return from a one-game miss due to an ankle injury. He scored the team’s highest 15 points in his last encounter with the Grizzlies.

“Lou works very hard, is very disciplined, plays the game the right way, and gives everything every time he steps on the floor,” Gilgeous Alexander said. “When you do those things, I think good things happen to you and they are happening fast for Lu.”

Thunder coach Mark Dagneau acknowledged his determination to improve Doruto.

“He was one of the poorest finishers in his position in the league (last season),” said Thunder coach Mark Dagneow. “And for his honor, he got to work and really improved.”

The Grizzlies saw a 105-100 retreat to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, stopping five consecutive wins.

Dillon Brooks scored a career-high 37 points with 12 out of 25 shots from the floor on Sunday. He previously scored 36 points against Oklahoma City on April 11, 2018.

“He did an amazing job,” said Taylor Jenkins, director of Memphis, about Brooks. “… I thought his energy was astounding throughout the game. He made a great decision.”

Brooks has scored at least 22 points in each of the last five games, but his match against Thunder on December 2 was limited to 11 seasons.

Jaren Jackson Jr. and Desmond Bane struggled on Sunday while Brooks was excellent. Jackson finished with 11 points before fouling out, but Bain tried only one of eight attempts out of the three-point range.

Memphis fans were thrilled to see star Ja Morant return to the bench. Morant, who wore an orange sweater and jeans, was sent off from November 26th with a sprained knee. He has also returned from the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocol.

“He’s very close (to his return) and very encouraging,” Jenkins said of Morant, who averaged the team’s highest total points (24.1) and assists (6.8).

-Field level media

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