Zach Randolph posted his 36th double-double this season, scoring 16 points and registering 10 rebounds, to help the Memphis Grizzlies edge the Washington Wizards, 110-104. The Grizzlies had a strong shooting performance, finishing 43-79 (54.4%) from the field, including 6-13 (46.2%) from beyond the arc. Memphis (34-25) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Randolph went 7-16 from the field. Other top performers for Memphis were Tayshaun Prince with 21 points and 6 rebounds, Mike Conley with 20 points and 7 assists, and Marc Gasol with 10 points and 8 assists. On 8-16 shooting (2-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-7 from the free throw line, John Wall scored 23 points for Washington in the loss. He also tallied 9 assists and 6 rebounds. Marcin Gortat added 16 points and 8 rebounds, Trevor Ariza finished with 15 points and 7 rebounds, and Trevor Booker put up 15 points and 7 rebounds.
The Grizzlies combined an eFG% of 58.2% with 46.2% 3-point shooting. They are 4-1 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Wizards, on the other hand, are 2-8 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
This loss snaps a six-game winning streak for Washington, dropping them to 31-29 on the year.
Coming up, the Grizzlies play the Brooklyn Nets, who are 29-29 on the season. The Wizards meet the Utah Jazz, currently sitting at 21-38 this year. The Grizzlies have a 0-1 record against Brooklyn this season. The Wizards have a 0-1 record against Utah this season.