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Josh Giddey #3 and Aaron Wiggins #21 of the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder be a part of teammates as they dump water on Tre Mann #23 of the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder after his triple-double in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies at Paycom Middle on April 09, 2023 in Oklahoma Metropolis, Oklahoma. Ian Maule/Getty Photos/AFP

Tre Mann posted his first profession triple-double by scoring 24 factors together with profession bests of 12 rebounds and 12 assists because the host Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder pulled away within the fourth quarter for a 115-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in a recreation with out playoff implications for both group.

Locked into tenth place within the play-in recreation, Oklahoma Metropolis (40-42) held out Luguentz Dort (proper shoulder sprain), Josh Giddey (relaxation), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (stomach pressure), Jalen Williams (proper wrist) and Jaylin Williams (decrease again). The Thunder will go to the ninth-place New Orleans Pelicans in a play-in recreation on Wednesday.

Second-seeded Memphis (51-31) performed with out Ja Morant (sore proper hand), Desmond Bane (left knee), Jaren Jackson Jr. (left elbow), Dillon Brooks (proper groin) and Tyus Jones (left foot).

5 gamers completed in double-figures because the Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 115-100 at Paycom Middle.

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— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 9, 2023

Mann made 9 of 16 pictures and have become the primary Oklahoma Metropolis participant apart from Giddey to report a triple-double this season.

Two-way participant Jared Butler led the Thunder with a career-high 25 factors on 10-of-21 capturing because the Thunder shot 50 %. Olivier Sarr contributed 22 and a career-best 15 boards whereas Ousmane

Dieng additionally completed with a career-high 22 because the Thunder scored 60 factors within the paint.

Memphis rookie Kenneth Lofton Jr. took benefit of elevated enjoying time and led all scorers with a career-high 42 factors and 14 rebounds. Lofton made 17 of 25 pictures and exceeded his earlier profession excessive of 11 factors.

Kenneth Lofton Jr. had a profession day 😤

42 PTS (career-high)
14 REB
68% FG pic.twitter.com/NlUZvh3bZg

— NBA (@NBA) April 9, 2023

Ziaire Williams added 24 and 9 assists for the Grizzlies, who shot 43.5 % and misfired on 30 of 37 3-point tries. Rookies Vince Williams Jr. and David Roddy contributed 15 and 14 factors, respectively, for the Grizzlies, who open the postseason subsequent weekend at residence.

The primary half featured 11 lead modifications and eight ties and ended with Roddy’s 19-footer on the horn placing Memphis forward 49-47 by halftime. The Thunder outscored the Grizzlies 12-6 over the ultimate 2:42 to take a 85-73 lead into the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma Metropolis continued to tug away and opened a 96-73 lead on Butler’s fifth 3-pointer with 8:58 left within the fourth to clinch it.

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