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Final: Grizzlies 92 vs. Clippers 101
October 31, 2012

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Rudy Gay scored 25 points Wednesday night in the Grizzlies season opener but they came up short to the Clippers101-92 in Los Angeles. Zach Randolph had a double-double (15 points, 16 rebounds) while Marc Gasol added 20. The Grizzlies take on the Warriors Friday night in Oakland. 

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They said...

Coach Hollins

On the team:

“It was a hard fought game. We missed a bunch of easy shots early in the game. Our big guys took too many outside shots and once we started to get into the post we came back and took the lead and started to control the game a little bit. Our turnovers and our inability to make layups in the first half really limited us because when you get the ball inside you have to be able to finish and we couldn’t do that. They had 29 points on 21 turnovers and that was huge for them as well.”

On defense

“We had consistent defense but you can’t guard fast breaks and allyoops. I thought we did a nice job on Blake Griffin. He had two breakaways and an alley-oop on a spin lob and other than that we controlled him, but Chris Paul hurt us down the stretch. Jamal Crawford came off the bench and had an outstanding game and we had no answer for him.”

Mike Conley

On tonight's effort:

“I thought we played hard and gave a lot of effort. They played really aggressive and their fans were really into it, so we had to match that intensity. We didn’t make shots or shoot the ball well and they made shots down the stretch. But for the most part we did enough to stay in the game.”

Zach Randolph

On the game:

“We didn’t get defensive stops and I didn’t play good. We broke down on some defensive plays toward the end. We battled, but we have to give them a lot of credit and our team just has to get better. We will put this one behind us and get ready for Golden State.”