Zach Randolph posted his 32nd double-double this season, scoring 21 points and registering 11 rebounds, to help the Memphis Grizzlies nip the Los Angeles Clippers, 102-96. This is the fourth victory in a row for Memphis (31-23).
Randolph finished 9-17 from the field. Marc Gasol chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis as well. Blake Griffin had another big game for Los Angeles despite the loss, putting up 28 points on 10-21 shooting from the field and 8-14 from the free throw line. He also added 13 rebounds. Jamal Crawford added 23 points and 6 rebounds, Chris Paul finished with 18 points and 14 assists, and Matt Barnes put up 15 points and 7 rebounds.
In addition to 28.0% from 3-point range, the Clippers tallied an eFG% of just 43.1%. They are winless (0-5) on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Grizzlies, conversely, are undefeated (7-0) when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
This drops Los Angeles (37-20) to 1-2 versus Memphis on the season.
Coming up next, the Grizzlies battle the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 26-30 on the year. The Clippers meet the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently 43-13 this season. The Clippers have a 1-1 record against Oklahoma City this season.