Randolph, Memphis beat Jazz 99-86 to halt skid
Saturday, December 15, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Zach Randolph scored 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Utah Jazz 99-86 on Saturday night to halt a three-game losing streak.
The win was Memphis' first in Salt Lake City since an overtime victory on Jan. 24, 2007, as the Grizzlies had dropped nine straight in Utah until Saturday.
The Grizzlies outscored Utah 28-10 in the third quarter to turn a 10-point halftime deficit into a 72-64 lead entering the fourth. The Jazz shot just 15 percent (3 of 20) in the quarter after shooting 56.4 percent at halftime.
Al Jefferson led Utah with 21 points. Paul Millsap added 12 and Gordon Hayward 11 for the Jazz (13-12), who have lost two straight.
Memphis held a 48-35 advantage on the boards, including an 18-7 edge on the offensive end.
Marc Gasol added 16 points for Memphis (15-6), including nine in the decisive third.