Thunder 98, Grizzlies 95
December 28, 2011
Grizzlies edged by Thunder
Zach Randolph had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and Rudy Gay posted 19 points with 12 rebounds, but the Grizzlies fell to the visiting Thunder 98-95 on Wednesday night. Marc Gasol added 16 points with 12 boards. Memphis lost Mike Conley to an injury seconds into the game.
On Jeremy Pargo
"He played with a lot of confidence, and that’s great. We need that. He is very aggressive. I think he’s going to get better too as far as reading the game and knowing what’s going on defensively and offensively."
James Harden (Thunder)
On the rivalry between the Grizzlies and Thunder
"It is two young teams that are very good. You have great players and Rudy Gay is back. They have two great bigs and their guard play is amazing. We’re the same way. We’re two great, young teams battling. It was loud. It was like a playoff game. Their fans are loud. It was a packed house tonight. They’re a great team. We knew it was going to be a tough battle. We did everything we needed to do to get the win. We’re two physical, young teams that are thirsty every time we play against each other. Both teams come in to do whatever it takes to win."