NBA: Steven Adams puts up huge rebounding total in win over Memphis Grizzlies

Centre Steven Adams was an unstoppable force on the glass in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 99-95 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday (NZ time).

The Kiwi recorded a monster double-double of 13 points and a staggering 22 boards – eight of them on the offensive end – as the short-handed Thunder stormed home on the back of a fourth quarter blitz.

It's just one rebound short of Adams' career-high of 23, which he recorded against the Sacramento Kings last season. He also added two steals and a block in another stern defensive effort.

Adams has been the primary force behind the Thunder's prolific work on the glass, which has the team ranked second overall in the NBA as the regular season edges closer to the playoffs.

The Rotorua native also sits second in the rankings for total offensive rebounds (277) behind Pistons centre Andre Drummond.

Still without MVP candidate Paul George, who's missed the last two games with a shoulder injury, guard Dennis Schroeder stepped up with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

All Star Russell Westbrook added 22 points to go with six rebounds and five assists.

The Thunder currently sit third in the highly-competitive Western Conference standings, and now travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves on Wednesday.