Every athlete has an occasional bad game. Kobe Bryant once shot four airballs in five minutes, Jason Kidd committed 14 turnovers, and the list goes on. However, in one NBA game for the Oklahoma City Thunder, almost everyone had an off night. Meanwhile for their opponents, the Memphis Grizzlies, nobody could miss.

In today's NBA, no double-digit lead is safe. At some point, either the team that's down shifts their defense to another gear, or the team with the lead simply takes their foot off the gas. Whatever the case, none of that seemed to happen on December 2, 2021, when the Grizzlies faced the Thunder at home.

The Grizzlies were coming off a seven-point win against the Toronto Raptors without star point guard Ja Morant. It was their 2nd straight win after suffering blowout losses in the past week. One to the Minnesota Timberwolves (43 points) and another to the Atlanta Hawks (32 points). On the other hand, the Thunder were entering the second game of a back- to-back. With their goal solely on tanking for the number one pick, it didn't surprise anyone that they rested some of their key players.

The Grizzlies only had a 15-point lead (31-16) to end the first quarter. But then, they couldn't miss. The lead would balloon to 78 at one point until OKC's pride kicked in and ultimately lost by 73. Still pretty bad, but not as bad as 78. Jaren Jackson Jr led all scorers with 27 points and six players off the bench scored at least 11. The craziest part of the Grizzlies' 73-point win against the Thunder that day wasn't that they shot 62% from the field the entire game, it was the fact that 60% of their shots were two-pointers! To blow out a team by that much while playing 80s basketball deserves an award on its own.

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When you date back to last season, the Thunder was also on the other end of the worst home loss in NBA history, losing by 57 points to the Indiana Pacers. That loss edged out the previous record by a single point which was done twice. In 2018 when the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls. Then in 1986 when the Seattle SuperSonics beat the Houston Rockets.

The Thunder might still be a relatively new franchise when you exclude their time in Seattle, but they've already made a lot of records. Sadly, their records are ones that no other NBA team would ever want.