Memphis was scorched by Kevin Durant for 27 points as the Thunder defated the Grizzlies 106-89 in NBA action on Thursday.
Bettors who backed the Thunder were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 9.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 190.5.
Russell Westbrook had 21 points for Oklahoma City and Kevin Martin chipped in with 16 points. Kevin Durant had 6 assists for the Thunder, while Russell Westbrook was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
Memphis got 23 points from Jerryd Bayless in a losing cause and another 17 points from Mike Conley. Jerryd Bayless contributed 6 assists for the Grizzlies, while Zach Randolph had 19 rebounds.
The Thunder hit the break leading 58-34 before taking care of business in the second half.
Memphis won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-43.
Oklahoma City looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Cavaliers. The Grizzlies will aim to get back on the winning track vs Washington.