If the goal was to make the Oklahoma City Thunder's dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook uncomfortable then mission accomplished.

If the goal was to bring the soaring Thunder back down to earth by reminding them which team has a knack for grinding out the most improbable wins then mission accomplished.

If the Grizzlies intended to make a statement that they are still a team to be reckoned with in the Western Conference then their 94-88 victory over the Thunder sent a clear message Monday night before a raucous, sellout crowd of 18,203 in Chesapeake Energy Arena.