Zach Randolph Heads to the Bench
The Grizzlies took a detour on their trip out west by going back down a road well traveled this season.
Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins turned to the starting lineup he’s used the most, re-inserting Marreese Speights in place of returning power forward Zach Randolph.
The move helped the otherwise lost Grizzlies head back in the right direction with a 102-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night in the Staples Center.
Memphis ended a three-game skid and avoided being swept on its four-game road trip. With a willing Randolph, who had 10 points and 12 rebounds, playing off the bench, the Griz displayed a renewed spirit and played arguably their most cohesive basketball on both ends of the court in a week.