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Final Score: Grizzlies top James Harden and the Rockets, 93-85

It wasn't pretty, but the Grizzlies managed to beat the new-look Houston Rockets, 93-85, to go to 4-1 on the season.

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When the Grizzlies shoot 37 percent from the floor and 6-of-19 from the 3-point line and still somehow manage to walk away with a victory, well, that's a huge relief.

No, it wasn't pretty, but thanks to 20 forced turnovers, the Grizzlies managed to top James Harden, Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets, 93-85.

With a fairly non-existent Marc Gasol, who managed just six points on 3-of-12 shooting, the Grizzlies were carried by their defensive effort and yet another double-double by Zach Randolph (15 and 14), giving him five on the season. Rudy Gay played OK, shooting 9-of-19 from the floor, leading the team with 21 points. Again, there were some questionable shots, which seems like a forever trend from Gay, but, like I said before, when you find a way to win a game while shooting 37 percent from the floor, you turn the page and move on.

Tony Allen and company did a FANTASTIC job on James Harden, keeping him to 18 points on 4-of-18 shooting, with five turnovers. The Rockets starters turned the ball over 18 times in this one. It wasn't pretty for them either.

Final - 11.9.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston Rockets 24 22 22 17 85
Memphis Grizzlies 17 25 27 24 93

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