Zach Randolph Video: Watch Randolph's Big 3 to Beat San Antonio Spurs in Game 3

Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistApril 24, 2011

"Have to get the basketball back in Zach Randolph's hands at some point if I'm Memphis."

That is what the TNT broadcaster said as the Grizzlies swung the ball up top with a two-point lead and about 40 seconds remaining in the game.

Randolph catches the ball and holds it high standing outside the three-point arc as San Antonio's Tim Duncan backed off, knowing Randolph did not want that shot.

After a pause, Randolph resets and decides to let it rip with the shot clock just under five seconds.


Z-Bo drills the three as Duncan lunges desperately to get a hand in his face, only to turn around in disgust after watching the shot drop.

It really summed up the entire effort as the Grizzlies won their first-ever playoff game at home and dropped the Spurs in Game 3 of their Western Conference series.

Memphis now holds a 2-1 lead over one the NBA's elite squads and things are going to be interesting from here on out.

Z-Bo and the Grizzlies "wanted" this matchup with the Spurs and we can certainly see why.

As this series has gone by, we see that Z-Bo and the Grizzlies are for real and if they are going to hold on and actually beat the Spurs and advance to the second round, we're going to see a lot more of the basketball in Randolph's hands.