Zach Randolph’s return sparks Grizzlies to win over Sixers
MEMPHIS, Tenn-Marc Gasol had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies finally put away the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 96-91 on Tuesday night.
Memphis scored the game’s final seven points to erase Philadelphia’s lead with less than 2 minutes left, sending the Sixers to their eighth straight loss.
JaMychal Green had 13 points and 10 rebounds, including a pair of free throws with 4 seconds left to seal the Grizzlies’ fourth straight win and 10th in the last 13.
Ersan Ilyasova had season bests of 23 points and 17 rebounds for Philadelphia. Dario Saric scored 17 points, while Nik Stauskas added 12 points, despite missing seven of his eight shots from outside the arc.
The Sixers led 91-89 with 1:57 remaining, but Zach Randolph, who had 12 points and 14 rebounds, scored inside and Memphis made enough free throws in the closing minutes. Randolph had missed the last seven games to be with family after the death of his mother on Thanksgiving.