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Quick Recap: Zach Randolph Shines as Memphis Grizzlies pummel Dallas Mavericks 109-90

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Zach Randolph notched his 10th straight double-double to singlehandedly avenge the December home loss to Dallas.

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Lineup Notes

Mike Conley (wrist) and Tony Allen (ankle) were unavailable tonight, the former replaced by Beno Udrih in the starting lineup. Vince Carter got a warm reception when he entered the game near the end of the first quarter, and Jordan Adams got an early call and played 9 productive minutes.

Game Story

Dallas controlled the pace early on, jumping out to an early 7 point lead, but Nick Calathes (playing extended minutes in the absence of Conley) sparked the bench unit, starting with a steal-and-score to close out the first quarter. He would finish the night with a season-high 13 points, not to mention 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 assists.

Jon Leuer rang in the second quarter with his first made three in 11 tries, and the Grizzlies carved out a 10-point halftime margin. Memphis held (more or less) a double digit lead throughout the second half, thanks to a flurry of jab-step rainmakers from Zachary Bo Randolph. The old warhorse finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and a smear of Dallas Mavericks blue on his grill. Tyrus Thomas saw his first action for the Grizzlies in the final 1:16, and Calathes dribbled out the 109-90 win. (This was all without two of Memphis' best defenders, in case you forgot.)

Miscellanea

1. Vince Carter keeps chuckin' up those shots, god bless him. He was 1 of 7 tonight from deep, with the 1 coming in the final 30 seconds.

2. The Conley Correlation may have become the Courtney Correlation while we weren't looking. Check out the Lee's shooting percentage from three in Grizz wins vs losses.

3. "Zach Randolph, you are a BAD, bad man." I want that embroidered. Who here does embroidery?