|Date of game: 1/14/2015
Recap: Brooklyn vs. Memphis
Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph posted 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-92 victory over the reeling Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.
Randolph finished 8-of-11 from the field, while Courtney Lee went 7-of-10 in an 18-point effort that helped extend the Nets' season-long losing streak to seven games. Marc Gasol also scored 18 points while pulling down eight rebounds for the Grizzlies.
Mason Plumlee paced Brooklyn with 15 points and nine rebounds, with Mirza Teletovic going 4-of-7 from 3-point range to record 12 points in defeat.
The game marked the first meeting between Nets head coach Lionel Hollins and the Grizzlies team he directed for parts of seven seasons before being let go after the 2012-13 campaign. Hollins is the Grizzlies' all-time leader with 214 wins.
"It was different going against your old coach," Randolph remarked. (We've) been through a lot. Made history together, did stuff together in Memphis, turned the franchise around, so it was nice to see him out there."
After closing out the first half on a 7-0 run to take a 51-45 lead into the break, the Grizzlies put together a strong third quarter to move further in front.
Gasol's 3-point play ignited a 10-0 stretch that had Memphis up comfortably at 66-49 just over five minutes into the period, and the Grizzlies were ahead by as much as 19 points before entering the fourth holding an 82-65 advantage.
Memphis maintained a double-digit cushion throughout the final frame, with the Nets' smallest deficit a 102-92 differential in the last minute.
"We just couldn't score consistently," Hollins said. "They're a very good defensive team, a very good rebounding team. That's why they're one of the best teams in the league."
Memphis opened up an 11-point lead in the first quarter behind Lee's hot shooting, with the one-time Net burying a trio of treys and tallying 11 points to spark a 15-5 surge that staked the Grizzlies to a 30-19 advantage late in the period.
The Nets overcame the deficit by putting together a 14-2 spurt, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers from Alan Anderson and Teletovic, early in the second quarter to own a 38-36 edge.Game Notes
Brooklyn played without forward Kevin Garnett, serving a one-game suspension
for head-butting Dwight Howard in the Nets' loss to Houston on Monday ...
Jeff Green, traded to Memphis from Boston in a three-team deal on Monday,
had 10 points off the bench in his Grizzlies' debut ... Brooklyn finished
10-of-26 on 3-point attempts while the Grizzlies were just 3-of-17 from
beyond the arc.