Westbrook tossed in loss
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marc Gasol scored 25 points and the Memphis Grizzlies took advantage of Russell Westbrook’s ejection, dominating the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 114-80 victory Thursday night.
Westbrook, the NBA’s leading scorer at 31.7 points per game, scored 21 before he was tossed midway through the third quarter when he was whistled for two quick technicals. At that point, Memphis already held a double-digit lead that reached 37 points in the fourth quarter. Westbrook had five rebounds and no assists.
Zach Randolph added 21 points for the Grizzlies. He and Gasol both grabbed eight rebounds.
Memphis reserve Troy Daniels shot 6 of 8 from 3-point range in the fourth quarter and scored all 22 of his points in the final period.
Enes Kanter had 19 for the Thunder.