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Oklahoma City’s rookie Steven Adams is one of those players that gets under opponents’ skin — he’s physical on the edge of dirty and all season long opponents have wanted to punch him.
In Game 6 Thursday night Memphis’ Zach Randolph did. Now he is going to miss Game 7 Saturday.
The league came down Friday announcing the suspension of Zach Randolph for Game 7.
Combine that loss with Grizzlies’ point guard Mike Conley playing with a strained hamstring that will slow him, and suddenly the Oklahoma City Thunder at home look close to invincible.
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Oklahoma City Thunder backup center Steven Adams picked a great time to step up his defensive game, coming off the bench with a career-high 5 blocks in Thursday night's Game 6 against Memphis. The Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-84 to tie their Western Conference first round playoff series at 3 games apiece and force the deciding seventh game at home on Saturday.Video...
The NBA has suspended Zach Randolph for Game 7 of the Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder series for punching Steven Adams in the fourth quarter of Game 6. Though the Thunder won Game 6 by 20 points, the series has been extremely tight. Losing Randolph, almost assures elimination for the Grizzlies. Adams is quickly building a reputation as one of the most pesky players in the...
Zach Randolph has been suspended for Game 7 of the Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game Saturday. The NBA ruled that Z-Bo punched Steven Adams as the two were running up the court with 6:43 left in Game 6 and the Thunder up 88-71. Randolph and Adams were fighting for position on a rebound and […]
Memphis Grizzlies’ power forward Zach Randolph was suspended for the Grizzlies’ 120-109 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 Saturday night after he hit Thunder center Steven Adams in Game 6.
It may have been Randolph’s last game with the Grizzlies because he will become a free agent in the summer if he does to opt out of the final year of his contract worth $16.5 million...
The NBA is approaching a historic playoff weekend, as three decisive Game 7s are set to be played on Saturday, with three more possibly on Sunday, pending the outcome of Friday’s games. Unfortunately, the NBA has decided to ruin at least one of those games — and perhaps the most compelling one of all — by suspending Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph.
A player must really do something bad on the court in order for the NBA to suspend him for Game 7 of a playoff series. Well, that’s exactly what happened after Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph punched Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.
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It’s a drastic move by the powers to be in the NBA, but a move that probably...
Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies has been suspended for Game 7 versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. In Game 6, Randolph had just 2 points of 1-5 shooting. Steven Adams who was playing tight defense on Randolph all game, had 5 blocks in 20 minutes of action. Randolph was noticeably frustrated. He landed a sucker punch right to the jaw of Adams. These actions will force...
The Memphis Grizzlies will have to try to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder without Z-BO.
Zach Randolph has been suspended by the NBA for game 7 of the Western Conference first round against the Thunder for punching Steven Adams.
The Grizzlies' Zach Randolph has been suspended for Game 7 vs. OKC for punching Steven Adams, NBA announces.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) May 2, 2014
The NBA suspended Zach Randolph one game for punching Steven Adams in the jaw during Thursday's game.
The incident occurred with 6:42 remaining in the Memphis Grizzlies' Game 6 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Memphis Grizzlies traveled Oklahoma City for the second of five NBA Game 7s that we were all treated to this weekend. Their leading scorer, All-Star power forward Zach Randolph, did not make the trip.
Unless you’ve been in a coma, you are certainly aware that Zach Randolph was suspended for one game after he inexplicably punched Thunder center Steven Adams in the fourth quarter...
The NBA announced Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has been suspended one game for punching Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams. Randolph will miss Game 7 of the teams’ playoff series Saturday.
The Grizzlies’ leading scorer committed the offense with 6:42 left in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game 6.
With the Grizzlies top scorer out, this definitely...
Memphis forward Zach Randolph has been suspended for Game 7 of the Grizzlies’ playoff series against Oklahoma City for punching Thunder center Steven Adams in the jaw. The Grizzlies will be without their leading scorer for the deciding game in Oklahoma City. Randolph is averaging a team-best 18.2 points in the series. The play came with 6:42 left in the Thunder’s 104-84 victory...
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With Zach Randolph sidelined with a suspension, and Mike Conley hobbled by a hamstring strain, news leaked earlier that Tony Allen might not be able to play because of an eye scratch he sustained in Game 6. All of this on top of the Grizzlies getting blown out at FedExForum in Game 6, thus forcing them to try to take a third game from Oklahoma...
The game started with a major lineup shakeup. It had to with Zach Randolph’s suspension. Dave Joeger opted to go small with Tony Allen in the starting lineup in Randolph’s place rather than another post player.
Memphis decided to change its character. The Grizzlies were actually pushing the pace and trying to outscore the Thunder. It was out of sheer desperation this roster switch...