The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Houston Rockets, 82-78, on Friday night, getting 15 points apiece from Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol in a balanced effort. The Grizzlies had five players in double figures.
James Harden led all scorers with 30 points, but it was not enough. While Memphis did not shoot the ball well (35 percent), it stifled the Rockets, forcing them into an ample amount of poor shots which led to a 32 percent clip for Houston overall.
Interestingly enough, the Rockets out-rebounded the Grizzlies, 51-44, but it was all for naught.
Memphis led by as much as 19, but Houston battled back in the second half and tied the game late. However, missed opportunities doomed the Rockets down the stretch, and the Grizzlies capitalized.
Gasol recorded the only double-double of the game, grabbing 12 rebounds.