Zach Randolph put up 22 points and recorded 10 rebounds and 7 assists in a tremendous all-around performance to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Utah Jazz, 104-94. The Grizzlies took quality shots, finishing 39-83 (47.0%) from the field, including 11-20 (55.0%) from beyond the arc. Memphis (12-15) has won just three of their last 10 games.
Randolph shot 8-14 and converted 6-6 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Memphis were Jon Leuer with 11 points and 5 rebounds, and Kosta Koufos with 10 points and 7 rebounds. On 5-12 shooting (2-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-6 from the free throw line, Trey Burke put up 18 points for Utah in the loss. Trey Burke contributed 18 points and 5 assists, Derrick Favors finished with 16 points and 6 rebounds, and Gordon Hayward put up 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The Grizzlies posted a sterling assist-to-turnover ratio of 4.00. This year, they are undefeated (6-0) when they exceed 2.50 in this metric. Conversely, the Jazz are 1-4 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a stellar ratio.
Utah (8-23) couldn't get consecutive victories after beating Charlotte on Saturday.
Coming up next, the Grizzlies battle the Houston Rockets, who are 18-11 on the year. The Jazz match up with the Los Angeles Lakers, currently 13-14 this season. The Grizzlies are 0-1 versus Houston this season.