The Memphis Grizzlies’ hot start to the season has been in large part due to their balanced offensive attack.
The Grizzlies have five guys that can score 20 points on any given night and while Zach Randolph is probably the only guy that can do that consistently, that’s a viable asset.
The Grizzlies have also basically defended their home court in the early going as well. On Saturday night, they avenged one of their few home losses when they beat the Denver Nuggets.
However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing. The Nuggets led the game in the third quarter and looked like they were going to cruise to their third win over the Grizzlies this season.
Then in the final frame, Rudy Gay got going and put the Grizzlies on his back. Gay scored 19 points to lead the team by seven points over his next closest scorer. 19 points isn’t an overwhelming amount in an average NBA game, but in a game that ended up 81-72 then it was crucial.
Zach Randolph had 12 points and 7 rebounds as the Nuggets continued their streak of keeping the Grizzlies off of the glass.
The Grizzlies were in a bit of a slump, highlighted by a frustrating home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. After a win against a playoff-caliber team, the Grizzlies may have put those bad memories behind them.