On March 14, the NBA regular season continued. The Memphis Grizzlies challenged the Oklahoma City Thunder away. The Grizzlies maintained a lead of about 10 points throughout the game, and finally defeated the Thunder 125-118 to win three consecutive victories. At the same time give the opponent a five-game losing streak.
In this campaign, the Grizzlies scored seven players in double figures, Morant 17 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists, Jackson Jr. 18 points and 5 rebounds, Dillon came back with 15 points, and Bane 21 points and 7 rebounds.
For the Thunder, Alexander had 31 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocks, Bazley had 29 points and 10 rebounds, and Waters had 16 points.
At the beginning of the first quarter, Alexander scored a free throw after a foul and took the lead in scoring for the Thunder. Jackson Jr. hit a three-pointer, Robbie made a layup, and Brooks made a breakthrough. The Grizzlies played an 8-0 offense and took a 7-point lead. Jackson Jr. hit a three-pointer, and Bazley responded with a three-pointer. The Grizzlies again played an 8-2 offensive wave, and the point difference was widened to double digits. Bazley made a layup, the Grizzlies scored 7 points in a row, Bazley scored a jumper, and Anderson made a dunk. The Thunder made a 7-0 offensive attack, Anderson made a layup, Alexander made a pull-up jumper, Waters made a three-pointer, and Jones hit a throw. At the end of the first quarter, the Grizzlies led the Thunder 38-26.
At the beginning of the second quarter, Bazley made a dunk, Pocu made a layup, and the Thunder started 7-0, reducing the difference to 5 points. The Grizzlies responded with an 8-0 offense. Waters made a three-pointer, Jones scored 4 points in a row, and Morant made an empty cut for a layup. Maledon made a three-pointer, Adams made a dunk, Waters made a three-pointer, and Morant made a dunk. Bazley made a three-pointer, Alexander ran for a dunk, and the point difference was reduced to less than 10 points. Jones made a three-pointer and Alexander made a jumper. At the end of the half, the Grizzlies led the Thunder 61-54.
Easy to fight again. The Grizzlies scored 6 points in a row and opened the gap again. Mann scored 5 points in a row, Brooks cut for a dunk, Adams made a dunk, and Jackson Jr. cut for a layup. Alexander made a pull-up jumper, Mann hit a three-pointer, Bane responded with a three-pointer, and Alexander responded with a three-pointer. Morant scored consecutively, Waters made a breakthrough, Williams made a three-pointer, Bane made a layup, and the Grizzlies led with 17 points. Mann made a drift shot, Alexander scored 2+1, Williams made another three-pointer, Robbie made a layup, and Williams made a pull-up jumper. After three quarters, the Grizzlies led the Thunder 95-79.
At the beginning of the final quarter of the game, Melton cut and dunked, the Thunder scored consecutive free throws, Clark made a layup, and Pocu made an emergency stop jumper. Clark made an alley-oop dunk, Brooks made a layup, Bazley made an alley-oop dunk, and the Thunder played a 7-0 offensive wave. The difference between the two teams was 10 points. Brooks made a drift shot, Alexander made a breakthrough, Morant made a layup, and Bazley cut and dunked. Bane scored 5 points in a row, Alexander made a 2+1 layup, and Morant made a layup. Although the Thunder narrowed the point difference to less than 10 points in the last 56 seconds, the team failed to get closer to the score. Bane made 2 of 2 free throws in the last 8.4 seconds, and the Grizzlies sealed the victory.