Rudy Gay and the Memphis Grizzlies dismantled the Chicago Bulls 102-86 on Monday to take their third straight victory and win their fifth in the eight games since losing Zach Randolph to injury. Also, the Grizzlies snapped the Bulls' five game winning streak as Derrick Rose had to watch the game from the sidelines.
Having Rose out of the game was a game-changing surprise. Rose had missed a game on Thursday against the Washington Wizards with a sprained left big toe, but played the next two games. Surely, everyone in Memphis was surprised to see the reigning MVP sit out, with the announcement that he'd sit coming within an hour before tip-off.
The Grizzlies had it much easier with Rose out. Read along for a breakdown of that and other keys to the Grizzlies' rout of the Bulls.