Zach Randolph posted his 8th double-double this season, scoring 21 points and registering 12 rebounds, to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Golden State Warriors, 88-81. The Grizzlies put together a very efficient performance, turning it over on only 6 possessions while totaling 17 assists. Memphis (7-5) has now won 4 straight.
Randolph shot 9-22 from the field. Other top contributors for Memphis included Mike Conley with 19 points and 6 rebounds, and Marc Gasol with 18 points and 11 rebounds. On 9-19 shooting, including 2-7 from behind the arc, Klay Thompson put up 21 points for Golden State in the loss. Harrison Barnes chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds and Andrew Bogut finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
As expected, the edge on the defensive glass went to the Grizzlies (82.1% DR%), who took advantage of the Warriors 27th-ranked offensive rebounding (22.8% OR% on the season). Meanwhile, the Grizzlies rank second in the NBA at collecting defensive rebounds with a DR% of 77.2%. After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.83, the Grizzlies are undefeated (3-0) on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the Warriors are 0-1 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.
This loss snaps a 4-game winning streak for Golden State, dropping them to 8-4 on the year.
Coming up, the Grizzlies square off against the San Antonio Spurs, who are 10-1 on the season. The Warriors meet the Los Angeles Lakers, currently sitting at 5-7 this year. The Grizzlies are 0-1 versus San Antonio this season. The Warriors are 1-0 versus Los Angeles this season.