Hornets humiliate Grizzlies 140-79, become 6th NBA team ever to win by 60-plus
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The Charlotte Hornets destroyed the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday night, becoming just the sixth NBA team ever to win a regular-season game by 60 or more points. The last time it happened was Feb. 27, 1998, when the Indiana Pacers beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 124-59.

The 140 points was a season high for Charlotte - one point off the franchise single-game scoring record.

Related: Walker drops 46 points on 18 shots in 3 quarters in win

For the Grizzlies, a nightmarish season limps toward the finish line. The 61-point loss was the worst in franchise history. Memphis is now 3-26 on the season against the Eastern Conference, and an NBA-worst 19-53 overall.

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