Zach Randolph finished with 23 points and recorded 13 rebounds, his 24th double-double of the season, to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a close victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, 90-87. Memphis (18-19) is now on a three-game winning streak.
Randolph finished 7-21 from the field and 9-12 from the free throw line. Memphis also got solid performances from Courtney Lee with 24 points and 5 rebounds, and Mike Conley with 19 points and 7 assists. Kevin Durant had another quality performance for Oklahoma City in the loss, scoring 37 points on 15-28 shooting. Serge Ibaka added 11 points and 9 rebounds.
In addition to 23.8% from 3-point range, the Thunder tallied an eFG% of just 43.8%. They are 2-4 on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Grizzlies, conversely, are undefeated (3-0) when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
This drops Oklahoma City (28-10) to 1-1 against Memphis on the year.
Coming up next, the Grizzlies square off against the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 7-30 on the year. The Thunder go up against the Houston Rockets, currently 25-14 this season. The Thunder are 1-0 versus Houston this season.