It was The Z-Bo Show on Friday night, as Zach Randolph scored 31 points (on 12-of-22 shooting) to go along with 11 rebounds in the Grizzlies’ 99-91 win over the top-seeded Spurs.
Check out the final 6:37 from Randolph:
6:37 Zach Randolph makes layup
4:24 Zach Randolph makes 4-foot two point shot (Shane Battier assists)
3:30 Zach Randolph makes 8-foot two point shot
2:54 Zach Randolph makes two free throws
1:54 Zach Randolph makes 8-foot two point shot
1:10 Zach Randolph makes 8-foot two point shot
0:19 Zach Randolph makes 1 of 2 free throws
0:09 Zach Randolph makes two free throws
Other than a Mike Conley jumper with 3:57 to play, no other Memphis player scored for six minutes while Randolph almost single-handedly stretched the Grizzlies’ lead from three to nine. During that span, he scored 15 points on 5-for-5 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 from the line. It was truly an epic performance from a player who certainly has had his share of ups and downs during his career.
Grizzlies/Thunder in the second round — it should be a lot of fun to watch these two young teams battle for a berth in the Western Conference Finals.