Zach Randolph registered his 19th double-double this season, scoring 20 points and registering 15 rebounds, to help the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Phoenix Suns, 99-91. The Grizzlies shot 44-92 (47.8%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 19 rebounds. Memphis (14-17) picked up the win after falling to Chicago Bulls on Monday.
Randolph shot 10-20 from the field. Other top performers for Memphis were Ed Davis with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley with 11 points and 6 assists, and Mike Miller with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Goran Dragic had another quality performance for Phoenix despite the loss, scoring 33 points on 13-22 shooting (2-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-9 from the free throw line. Channing Frye contributed 14 points and 6 rebounds.
As dictated by the data, Memphis controlled the offensive backboards in this contest, finishing with an OR% of 41.3%. They rank fourth in the league in that metric at 29.3%. The defense of Phoenix, on the other hand, is 28th in the NBA on the glass with a DR% of 72.1%.
This drops Phoenix (19-12) to 0-2 against Memphis on the year.
Coming up, the Grizzlies battle the Denver Nuggets, who are 14-17 on the season. The Suns go up against the Milwaukee Bucks, currently sitting at 7-25 this year. The Grizzlies have a 1-0 record against Denver this season.