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Zach Randolph scores 20, Grizzlies slip by Magic

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The Memphis Grizzlies snuck by the Orlando Magic, 86-81. Memphis (29-23) has now won seven of their last 10 games.

Zach Randolph put up 20 points on 8-14 shooting from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Memphis were Courtney Lee with 17 points and 6 rebounds, and Nick Calathes with 12 points and 6 assists. Despite the loss, Tobias Harris scored 13 points for Orlando on 4-10 shooting from the field and 5-5 from the free throw line. He also recorded 7 rebounds. Tobias Harris added 13 points and 7 rebounds.

The Magic had an eFG% of just 43.4% coupled with a low FTA rate of 12.0. This season, they are 1-4 when they fall below 45% and 20.0 in those respective metrics. Conversely, the Grizzlies are undefeated (3-0) when forcing their opponents below those thresholds.

This loss snaps a three-game winning streak for Orlando, dropping them to 16-38 on the year.

Coming up next, the Grizzlies square off with the New York Knicks, who are 20-31 on the year. The Magic match up with the Milwaukee Bucks, currently 9-42 this season. The Grizzlies have a 1-0 record against New York this season. The Magic have won their last two meetings with Milwaukee.


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