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Thunder cruise past short-handed Grizzlies

11:45 PM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - The Oklahoma City Thunder didn't take it easy on the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies as they rolled to a 106-89 wire-to- wire victory at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Grizzlies parted ways with their leading scorer, Rudy Gay, in a three-team trade on Wednesday and were without their assets from the deal -- forwards Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye.

The Thunder, after a splitting a six-game road trip that ended in a loss to the Lakers on Sunday, were more than happy to jump on the Grizzlies early, as they built a comfortable 24-point halftime lead.

Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 and reserves Kevin Martin and Nick Collison chipped in 16 and 12 points, respectively, for the victors.

The Grizzlies, the league's stingiest defense coming in, allowed Oklahoma City to shoot 56 percent from the field, while they themselves made just 35 percent of their shots. Jerryd Bayless had a team-high 23 points in defeat.

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