Well I picked the winner in this one, and it's good to see the Grizzlies managing to definitively beat the teams that they should beat.
The Pacers, short breakout star Danny Granger, struggled on offense despite pushing the tempo for the bulk of the night. They only shot around 40% from the field, which is especially poor given the Grizzlies inability to hold much of anybody below 50%.
Instead of listing all the guys who played well for the Memphis Grizzlies, I suppose it would just be easier to list off the starting lineup: Mike Conley, O.J. Mayo, Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph, and Marc Gasol. All of them got busy last night.
And Z-Bo got especially busy, dropping 26 points with 16 boards, 3 assists, and 3 blocks. The dude has been playing inspired ball for Memphis.
A little bit worrisome, however, is that even with extended minutes the bench only managed to score a measly 7 points. They didn't shoot much, with only 11 field goals attempted, but that's probably warranted since they only made 3 shots in the entire game.
Next game, against the Denver Nuggets, is going to be tougher than this one. And judging by both team's play lately, it looks like it will be a shootout between the starters.