So Boogie goes to the All-Star game to replace Kobe, Z-Bo and Mike will rest up.
Zach Randolph on the Thunder: "I think they're going to make the playoffs."
Memphis is 7-1 with Jeff Green, 30-7 overall with Z-Bo available (4-5 w/o him). Plus 11.8 points/100 possessions w/ Gasol/Z-Bo/Conley.
Z-Bo: "I didn't play against 'em last game."
ZBo just credited with 4 rebs on one play. gotta be pretty rare
Zach Randolph went from 11 to 15 rebounds on that one possession
Asked @KeefMorris today who the toughest guy to defend is. Didn't hesitate: "Zach Randolph. It's not a game, it's a wrestling match."
Zach Randolph is the greatest sumo wrestler in NBA history.
Grizzlies will be without Mike Conley. They'll start: Beno Udrih, Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol
West Non-All-Star all-stars: PG: Lillard, Conley, Goran, Bled SG: Monta SF: Rudy, Kawhi PF: Z-Bo, Dirk, Dray(?) C: Cousins, Dwight, TC, DJ
No mention of Z-Bo by TNT guys in West debate despite Z-Bo's stats (17.1 ppg, 11.9 rpg) and team record being better than Duncan & Howard
Nice W for Griz on TUE. No Conley/Allen, but they held NBA's No. 2 offense to 90 pts/91 poss. Found $ w/ Z-Bo midrange. Worked hard on D.
Mavs have 1st 3-game losing streak of season, fall 109-90 to Memphis. Zach Randolph was great, 22 pts, 10/15 FG. Mavs 30-16 & off to Houston
Tremendous win for the Grizz tonight. Ridiculous shot-making from Z-Bo.
Z-Bo: "My shot got to rolling." Like the river, it did.
Everybody loves Z-Bo. http://t.co/nWr7COeYwO
good grief, ZBO - Tyson Chandler has a family!
Z-Bo out there taking lunch money with that jumper over Tyson Chandler
ZBO! are you serious?!?!
Z-Bo is frustrating.
West so crazy deep w talent that Z-Bo can't get All-Star sniff. Putting on a rainbow shooting clinic in Dallas, 9-13 FG for 20 pts + 9 reb.
Pranica: "Z-Bo, you are a bad, bad man."
Peak Z-Bo tonight.
Z-Bo is putting on a show. He's got 20 and at least half of those are on high-degree-of-difficulty jumpers over Tyson Chandler.
So much Z-Bo.
Z-Bo's reaction to Ed Malloy is basically my reaction to Ed Malloy
Last night, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol each had a double-double, the 30th time they've done that since teaming up in 2009-10 (most in NBA)
Fun fact: According to B-R, Zach Randolph and Zach LaVine are the only two Zachs in NBA history.
I now do regular penance for that column by picking up little Z-Bo's bottle and handing it back to him during games. Twice tonight.