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Grizzlies rout Thunder to remain unbeaten

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Marc Gasol scored 19 points and the Memphis Grizzlies remained unbeaten in the preseason with a 116-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.

The Grizzlies put all five starters in double figures, shot 66% from the field and outscored the Thunder 30-12 in the third quarter to put away the game early. They are 4-0 in the preseason for the first time since 2001, their first year in Memphis.

Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant had his worst game in the preseason, scoring just nine points on 4 for 11 shooting. The Thunder were without 2 of their top post players, Nenad Krstic (right index finger) and Nick Collison (lower leg).

Gasol took advantage, making his first nine shots and handling the defense of mostly Byron Mullens and D.J. White with ease.

James Harden led the Thunder with 23 points.

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