The Memphis Grizzlies (30-44) center Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 points (6/12 FG, 6/8 FT), grabbed 14 rebounds, blocked two shots and dished out an assist in the Joakim Noah and Mike Conley-less Grizzlies’ 115-103 home victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder (43-31) at FedExForum on Monday night.
“We’re not going to let them come in easy and play just for stats. We’re a hard team. We’re trying to establish that mentality, and we’re not going to let it get easy,” Valanciunas said, per FoxSports.
Bruno Caboclo posted a career-high 24 points and 11 boards, Tyler Dorsey added 21 points with eight rebounds for Memphis.
The Grizzlies snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Thunder. The last time Memphis claimed victory over Oklahoma City was in 2016.
On the other hand, Paul George contributed 30 points (10/29 FG, 5/15 3PT, 5/6 FT), 12 boards, three assists and a steal for the Thunder.
Dennis Schroder added 25 points, Russell Westbrook finished with 16 points and seven assists.