Hot shooting from Gasol, Conley lead Grizzlies over OKC - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Hot shooting from Gasol, Conley lead Grizzlies over OKC

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (WMC) -

If Marc Gasol has any rust on him after missing a huge portion of last season due to injury, he’s not showing it.

The Grizzlies’ superstar center dropped a game-high 21 points in the Grizzlies 110-94 win over Oklahoma City on Thursday night, including shooting 3-5 from three-point range. Gasol added in seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals for good measure.

Oh, and Mike Conley’s lingering injury? That doesn’t seem to be bothering him, either.

The point guard followed up a solid performance on Tuesday with 19 against the Thunder, including a perfect 3-3 from downtown.

The Grizz were electric from three-point range, shooting 43 percent as a team—a problem that has long plagued Memphis.

Zach Randolph, embracing his new role off the bench, nearly tallied a double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds while pulling up for 17 shots, a game high. His replacement in the starting lineup, JaMychal Green, scored 11 and 6.

While it was just a preseason game, it’s hard to find many issues with the way Memphis played Thursday night, aside from Vince Carter’s poor shooting night.

Tony Allen, Chandler Parsons, and Brandan Wright were among the Grizz that did not suit up.

OKC, on the other hand, was even hotter from 3. Kyle Singler and Alex Abrines combined to shoot 10-12 from distance (5-6 each). Abrines led the Thunder in scoring with 19 in 34 minutes, although star point guard Russell Westbrook scored 17 in just 15 minutes.

The hot shooting night comes without big free agent acquisition Parsons, who was signed to be the team’s sharpshooter, in action. While preseason games should be taken with a grain of salt, the win moved Memphis to a 3-1 record.

They’ll play their next game in Houston on Saturday.

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