May 7: Playoffs Round 2, Thunder at Grizzlies, Game 3
Game is 5pm ET on ESPN today (Saturday).
The AP reports: Zach Randolph has never played this deep into the postseason, and he’s quickly learned a crucial lesson on the importance of rest. He scored a franchise playoff-best 31 points in ousting the San Antonio Spurs a week ago, and went for 34 as the Grizzlies opened their Western Conference semifinal series with a win in Oklahoma City. His shooting touch faltered just over 48 hours later, though, when Randolph hit 2 of 13 from the floor and finished with 15 points against the Thunder. Oklahoma City won that game 111-102 to even the series at 1-1. Randolph said Friday after practice that he thinks a three-day break before Saturday’s game will help the Grizzlies’ shooting. Marc Gasol was 3 of 9 for 13 points in Game 2... The Thunder will have power forward Serge Ibaka on Saturday after the NBA’s best shot blocker nursed injuries to his right knee and left ankle the past three days.