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Deflated and Defeated: Grizzlies Fall to Warriors in Pivotal Game 5

After the Warriors made adjustments in Game 4, Memphis failed to change anything and fell flat against Golden State while losing 98-78 Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. In a pivotal Game 5 matchup, the Golden State Warriors routed the Grizzlies 98-78 Wednesday night. Memphis was outplayed, outcoached, outrebounded, outshot, outhustled, and outmatched. Things started off well enough for the Grizzlies, who led by as many as 13 in the first quarter. With Jeff Green starting in place of Tony Allen, Memphis was able to get a couple of good looks inside early on, specifically from Zach Randolph....

Memphis Grizzlies Get Torched in Golden State, Final Score: 98-78

Memphis now faces elimination at home on Friday night in Game 6. Injury Notes Tony Allen (hamstring) was ruled out shortly before tip, despite getting a prescription from Juicy J. Jeff Green took his spot in the starting lineup. Game Story Things started off well enough, with Z-Bo cooking up 9 of the Grizzlies first 12 points (including a three) as the Grizz built a 13-point first quarter lead. But - and stop me if you've heard this one before - the Dubs erased the deficit with four Steph Curry threes and took a 26-25 lead into the second quarter. The Grizzlies bench did well to hang...
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Kerr sings Randolph's praises

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr praises Memphis Grizzlies star Zach Randolph for his growth as a player and a person.

Warriors fall 99-89, Memphis takes 2-1 series lead

In so many ways, it was a microcosm of Game 3 for the Warriors, who made a series of runs at the Grizzlies, but consistently got shoved into positions of hobbling retreat as Memphis used a 99-89 victory to take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday in Memphis, which lived up to its “Grindhouse” moniker as the Grizzlies beat the Warriors 46-32 in paint points and 19-7 in second-chance points. Memphis’ big men Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol combined for 43 points and 22 rebounds, and the Warriors’ bigs Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green combined for eight points and...

Kerr, Randolph reflect on 2001-02 season and how much time they got off for Christmas

MEMPHIS - Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Memphis power forward Zach Randolph played together for Portland in 2001-02. Kerr was 36, playing his penultimate NBA season, and Randolph was 20, making his rookie debut. Randolph was one of five finalists for the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, which is voted on by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to honor a player for his community-building charitable efforts. “What makes me really happy is just to see what he’s done in his career,” Kerr said. The maturity, the fact that he’s gone from this kid who knew nothing...

Steve Kerr once was asked by rookie teammate Zach Randolph: ‘How much time do we get off for Christmas?’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Warriors coach Steve Kerr recalled sitting on the plane with one-time Portland teammate Zach Randolph when the rookie had a question. “How much time do we get off for Christmas?” Kerr said the Grizzlies forward once asked.… Continue Reading →The post Steve Kerr once was asked by rookie teammate Zach Randolph: ‘How much time do we get off for Christmas?’ appeared first on Inside the Warriors.

Grizzlies’ Randolph has grown into leadership role

I’m not sure Zach Randolph is Bob Myers’ kind of guy, although it’s worth discussing. When the Warriors’ general manager won the NBA’s Executive of the Year award Friday, it was a tribute to Myers’ superb crafting of a drama-free roster, the kind every team would love to have. Randolph, certain to be a central figure in the Warriors-Memphis series, is an interesting case. He’s all about post-up isolations inside, a tactic the Warriors largely abandoned with Mark Jackson. He can barely jump, a far cry from the Warriors’ springy athletes. He doesn’t have the...

Blazers and Grizzlies locked in heated battle: Live updates and game chat

The Blazers visit the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs looking to avoid elimination.

Grizzlies vs. Blazers, 2015 NBA playoffs: Time, TV schedule, radio, and live stream for Game 5

Well, let's try this again, Grizz Nation. Like I said on Monday, the Memphis Grizzlies weren't going to be able to lollygag to a sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Game 4, the Blazers showed Memphis just how much dust they still have hidden under their rug. I'm not really condemning the Grizzlies' effort; it was an honorable display considering we had 1.5 point guards (No, I'm not counting Russ Smith just yet.) Effort wasn't the issue for Memphis in Game 4, but execution of their bread and butter: Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph working in the post. The brothers-from-other-mothers shot a...

2015 NBA Playoffs First Round: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers Game Five Preview

So the sweep didn't happen. The Grizzlies return to the friendly confines of the FedEx Forum tonight against the Trail Blazers for a Game Five in which they hope to do in Memphis what they could not do in Portland: end this series. There was plenty to feel disappointed about after the Memphis Grizzlies' Game Four loss in Portland to the Trail Blazers if you're a Grizzlies fan. The poor combined performances of Zach Randolph and Jeff Green (9-30 from the field, -19 +/- for Jeff in his worst game of the series so far all around), Dave Joerger's confounding lineup choices in the fourth quarter...

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