Zach Randolph put up his 28th double-double this season, scoring 26 points and registering 12 rebounds, to help the Memphis Grizzlies sneak past the Minnesota Timberwolves, 94-90. The Grizzlies shot 38-80 (47.5%) from the field and turned it over on only nine possessions. Memphis (25-20) is now on a five-game winning streak.
Randolph finished 11-20 from the field and 4-7 from the free throw line. Other key players for Memphis included Courtney Lee with 16 points and 5 rebounds, and Mike Conley with 12 points and 8 assists. Kevin Love had another strong game for Minnesota in the loss, putting up 28 points on 12-20 shooting, including 3-7 from behind the arc. He also registered 16 rebounds. Dante Cunningham chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds.
This drops Minnesota (23-23) to 1-1 versus Memphis on the season.
Coming up, the Grizzlies battle the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 8-38 on the season. The Timberwolves meet the Atlanta Hawks, currently sitting at 24-21 this year. The Grizzlies have a 1-0 record against Milwaukee this season.