MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - After getting the bad news of Matt Barnes 1-game suspension before the game with the L.A. Clippers, the Memphis Grizzlies finally got some good news.
After playing with a makeshift lineup for what seems like forever, a little bit of normalcy returning with the return of Zach Randolph to the starting lineup after missing the last 7 games.
In his return, Randolph recorded his first career triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, as the Grizzlies beat the Clippers, 113-102 on Saturday night. The win snaps a 4-game losing streak for the Grizzlies.
Randolph was 10 of 19 from the floor, while Tony Allen added 22 points. Ray McCallum, one of several players playing on a 10-day contract, added 14 for Memphis, including seven in the fourth quarter. Lance Stephenson had 12 points and JaMychal Green finished with 11.
Randolph was thrilled with his return.
"They told me on the last time out so I said I had to get that assist,' Randolph said. "TA and me came up with something and he got me that assist. It's a great thing to get a triple double, the first of my career and in very excited about it."
Chris Paul had 25 points and six assists for the Clippers who've now dropped three of four.