NBA Game Summary - Washington at Memphis
(Saturday, January 29th)
Final Score: Memphis 107, Washington 93
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Zach Randolph extended his franchise record with his 14th straight double-double, posting 24 points and 20 rebounds, as Memphis ran past the Washington Wizards, 107-93, at FedExForum.
Darrell Arthur added a career-best 22 points for the Grizzlies, who have won two in a row and five of their last six games. Mike Conley tallied 15 points and 12 assists, who played for a second straight night without a suspended O.J. Mayo.
"We're definitely better than we were," Randolph said. "We're not satisfied at all by any means. We're missing O.J. these next 10 games, but we have to keep battling."
John Wall had 14 points and eight assists for the Wizards, who continued their horrendous start on the road, falling to 0-23 outside the nation's capital. The NBA mark for most road defeats to start a season belongs to the Dallas Mavericks, who lost 29 straight to open the 1992-93 campaign.
One night after the Grizzlies rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to win in Philadelphia, Memphis took advantage of a Washington team that fell into a double-digit hole in the second quarter and never recovered.
"We don't want to be a losing team, but we're coming out fighting," Wall said. "If we play hard every night and don't turn the ball over we're going to see ourselves in a lot of close games."
Holding a 33-28 lead after 12 minutes, Memphis expanded its advantage to 49-38 midway through the second following a Randolph jumper. A layup by Tony Allen in the final seconds of the half moved the hosts to a 59-50 cushion at the break.
The Wizards managed to get within six a few times in the third, but a back- breaking 13-0 run by the Grizzlies put some distance between the teams. Two free throws from Greivis Vasquez ended the burst for an 82-63 difference with 1 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.
The margin was the same moving to the fourth and the Wizards were never able to get the deficit back to single digits.
Allen had 15 points, while Marc Gasol contributed 14 with eight rebounds and tied a career-best with five blocks...This was Randolph's ninth career 20/20 game...Trevor Booker had 12 points and 12 boards for the Wizards...The Grizzlies have won nine of the last 12 meetings, and six in a row at home in the series. The Wizards have not won in the Bluff City since November 3, 2004, which was the first ever game at FedExForum...Memphis improved to .500 (24-24) for the first time since the eighth game of the season. Memphis was 4-4 following a home win on November 8 vs. Phoenix...Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins (95) tied Mike Fratello as the team's all-time leader in coaching victories.
01/30 01:30:25 ET