Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: Thunder Fall to Grizzlies as Westbrook Is Ejected

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: Thunder Fall to Grizzlies as Westbrook Is Ejected

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Marc Gasol scored 25 points and the host 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.

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, and Alex Abrines scored 10 as Oklahoma City set a season low for points. Westbrook had five rebounds and no assists.

Cavs hold off Celtics * Kyrie Irving scored 32 points and made two critical layups before leaving with a leg injury and Kevin Love scored 30, helping the host Cleveland Cavaliers hold off a late rally for a 124-118 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. …

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