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Zach Randolph, Mike Conley power Grizzlies past Cavaliers

Zach Randolph put up his 35th double-double this season, scoring 23 points and registering 14 rebounds, to help the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 110-96. The Grizzlies were on fire in this one, going 44-81 (54.3%) from the field, including 9-19 (47.4%) from three-point range. Memphis (33-25) has now won seven of their last 10 games.

Randolph went 11-17, in a quality offensive outing. Memphis also got solid performances from Mike Conley with 22 points and 7 assists, and Marc Gasol with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Kyrie Irving had another strong performance for Cleveland despite the loss, scoring 28 points on 11-19 shooting, including 3-8 from behind the arc. Luol Deng chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds.

Along with their eFG% of 59.9%, the Grizzlies connected at a rate of 47.4% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 3-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Cavaliers are 2-11 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.

This drops Cleveland (24-37) to 1-1 versus Memphis on the season.

Coming up next, the Grizzlies play the Washington Wizards, who are 31-28 on the year. The Cavaliers match up with the San Antonio Spurs, currently 42-16 this season. The Grizzlies have a 1-0 record against Washington this season. The Cavaliers have a 0-1 record against San Antonio this season.


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