NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Memphis
(Tuesday, December 22nd)
Final Score: Memphis 121, Golden State 108
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Zach Randolph scored a season-high 33 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, as the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Golden State Warriors, 121-108, at FedEx Forum.
Marc Gasol added 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Grizzlies, who have won three in a row. O.J. Mayo chipped in 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Rudy Gay had 16 points while Mike Conley ended with 11 points and six assists for Memphis, which shot 54.3 percent from the floor.
"We feel like we got to beat teams like this and try to get back to .500. These games are real important for us," Randolph said.
Corey Maggette finished with 25 points and six rebounds for the Warriors, who have dropped six straight games. Monta Ellis tallied 23 points and six rebounds. Chris Hunter poured in a career-high 14 points while grabbing six boards for Golden State, which lost despite shooting 50 percent from the field.
Ahead 26-23 late in the first quarter, the Warriors went on an 8-2 spurt. Anthony Morrow capped the small flurry with a layup for a 34-25 lead with less than 1 1/2 minutes remaining. Golden State held a 38-32 edge after 12 minutes.
The Warriors led 49-43 near the midway point of the second, but Memphis went on a 21-5 run to take the lead. Randolph tallied 11 points during the stretch, which Mayo ended with a layup to make it a 64-54 game with 45 seconds left. The Grizzlies held a 68-58 margin at the break.
Ahead 85-78 with 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the third, Memphis finished the period on a 12-1 surge. Sam Young scored the final three points of the burst to make it a 97-79 contest heading to the fourth.
Golden State used a 12-2 run midway through the fourth to get within seven. Ellis tallied the final six Warriors points of the stretch, making it a 104-97 game on his foul shot with 5:39 to play.
The Grizzlies responded with seven consecutive points to essentially seal the victory.
The Grizzlies held a 46-38 rebounding edge...Golden State turned the ball over 16 times, leading to 22 Memphis points...The Warriors topped Memphis, 113-105, early in the season to halt a three-game skid against the Grizzlies.
12/23 03:46:51 ET