Zach Randolph put up 15 points and recorded 17 rebounds, his 26th double-double of the season, to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Houston Rockets, 99-81. The Grizzlies shot 41-88 (46.6%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 16 rebounds. Memphis (22-20) has now won eight of their last 10 games.
Randolph went 7-16 from the field. Other key players for Memphis included Kosta Koufos with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and James Johnson with 12 points and 8 assists. On 6-13 shooting, James Harden put up 16 points for Houston in the loss.
The Rockets posted an eFG% of just 42.6%, including 28.1% from 3-point range. This year, they are winless (0-5) when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Grizzlies are undefeated (4-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
This drops Houston (29-17) to 2-2 versus Memphis on the season.
Coming up next, the Grizzlies play the Portland Trail Blazers, who are 33-11 on the year. The Rockets meet the San Antonio Spurs, currently 33-10 this season. The Rockets have been victorious in their last two games against San Antonio.