Zach Randolph scored 18 points and recorded 13 rebounds, his 41st double-double of the season, to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Indiana Pacers, 82-71. Memphis (41-28) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Randolph finished 7-18 from the field. Other top performers for Memphis were Mike Conley with 21 points and 5 rebounds, Mike Miller with 13 points and 6 rebounds, and Marc Gasol with 10 points and 9 rebounds. On 6-11 shooting, including 2-4 from behind the arc, Lance Stephenson scored 15 points for Indiana in the loss. He also registered 8 rebounds. David West contributed 10 points and 6 rebounds.
The Pacers paired an eFG% of 40.5% alongside a substandard FTA rate of 18.9. They are winless (0-2) when they drop below 45% and 20.0 in those respective offensive factors this season. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, are undefeated (6-0) when holding their opponents under those marks.
This drops Indiana (51-19) to 1-1 versus Memphis on the season.
Coming up, the Grizzlies battle the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 34-33 on the season. The Pacers meet the Chicago Bulls, currently sitting at 39-31 this year. The Grizzlies have a 1-1 record against Minnesota this season. The Pacers have won two of their last three games against Chicago.