Zach Randolph feels like he was snubbed for the all-star game this year and after Monday night’s performance it seems he probably was. Randolph went 12/18 from the floor en route to 30 points and 12 boards, 6 which where on the offensive glass. He was magnificent, catching passes many big men would bobble, and finishing around the rim. He has developed a shot almost out to 3 point range that he hit’s consistently these days, making him almost impossible to guard one on one. He busted out his full repertoire embarrassing “all-star” Blake Griffin play after play. I was excited to see Griffin play a whole game as I have never watched him play an actual NBA game and he had what might be his worst game of the season with 8 points and 9 boards. Zach has a right to be upset as his team is in playoff contention and he has totally remade his image into team leader, whereas the Clipper’s are their usual bottom feeder selves. Personally I think they should have left out Tim Duncan considering he averages 12 a game plays less then 30 minutes. I know, I know he might be best power forward of all time. I don’t care he is not better then Randolph this season. Or LaMarcus Aldridge for that matter.
It is not a commonly known fact that the father in the movie “The Blind Side,” Sean Tuohy is one of the commentators for the Grizzlies. They don’t portray that in the movie as they left out, oh I don’t know, all the real stuff. He actually is a pretty good announcer and is not like some of these homer announcers who think every call against their team is wrong. That gets really old I tell you. Another little known fact is that Tuohy was an outstanding player in college at Ole Miss, being named to the ALL-SEC team in all four seasons and leading them to their only SEC championship. He is a legend in those parts and this was never mentioned in the movie? I loved the book and every other Michael Lewis written book I have read but as usual the movie version’s of books I read always let me down. Twilight anyone? Just kidding I never read that one. uhhhhhhh, anyway, I hear they are making a movie for the book “Moneyball” and Brad Pitt is playing Athletics general manager, Billy Beane. I can’t stand when people who don’t know anything about sports portray people in movies that do. It bothers me. I don’t know why. See when you read my blog’s you get lot’s of information you might not have known. Now back to the Grizz!
Memphis needed this win after the heartbreaker to the Knicks and the blowout in Miami on Saturday night. The win accompanied with a Phoenix Suns loss kept them with a firm hold on the 8th playoff seed. Led by Randolph the rest of the roster provided a pretty balanced attack in the dominate victory. Oh wait, I forgot my whipping boy O.J. Mayo somehow scored 0 points in 19 minutes. Incredible. Even little used first round draft pick Greivis Vasquez scored a career high 11 points. I included Vasquez’s college highlight real video for your personal enjoyment considering you will probably never here from him again. Rudy Gay has not played since February 15th after injuring his shoulder, and there is no return date set which makes me believe it’s possible he does not play again this season. That would be a shame considering what they could have accomplished.
We are, We are, the Grizz of the Nation! Facebook’s official team continues to impress on our way to the playoffs. Stay tuned for more “WINNING.”
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Written by LT Murray
LT hails from the city of Lakewood, Wa. He now lives in San Diego and is a writer for several websites. He loves when people comment on his posts. He is the official Memphis Grizzlies writer/blogger.