Zach Randolph Looking to Bounce Back in Game 2

by May 21, 2013

Following the worst Playoff performance of his NBA career, an anxious Zach Randolph says he must play better going forward. Z-Bo couldn’t sleep after Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals (during which he only managed to score 2 points.) Per the AP: “Zach Randolph’s miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session. The All-Star power forward and his Memphis Grizzlies are hardly down and out, though. In both rounds of the playoffs so far, Memphis has lost Game 1 before rallying back to knock out the Los Angeles Clippers and then the Oklahoma City Thunder. This time, Randolph had his worst game ever in the playoffs, managing two points in a 105-83 blowout. His only lower-scoring game in 40 playoff appearances was when he played 1 minute as a rookie for Portland in a 2002 game. ‘It’s more frustrating than embarrassing,’ said Randolph, who missed his first seven shots in Game 1. ‘It’s basketball. It happens to the best of them. Muhammad Ali, he got knocked down before. What made him the greatest fighter in the world is he always bounced back.'”