Seeking a tough victory on the road, the Memphis Grizzlies are off to a hot start on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Memphis started the game on a 10-0 run, with six of those points coming from Zach Randolph. Z-Bo finished off a stretch in which he scored six in less than two minutes with this tough finish in transition around a couple defenders.
Both Randolph (11 points) and LaMarcus Aldridge (13 points) are off to hot starts in a battle of top power forwards.
The Grizzlies are a team that relies on defense, especially in a tough road environment like Portland. Getting out to a fast start is nice, but this is not exactly the pace that Memphis usually likes to play (3rd in the NBA in opponents’ points per game). It will be interesting to see if they try to keep outscoring the Blazers in this one.