Grizzlies Face OKC Thunder In Game 7 Without Randolph

May 3, 2014

The Memphis Grizzlies will be without top scorer Zach Randolph in Game 7 against the Thunder on Saturday night, but they remain confident.

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Randolph was suspended for punching Steven Adams in the jaw late in Game 6. Memphis coach Dave Joerger said Saturday that his 6-foot-9, 260-pound forward feels "terrible" and "awful" about the situation. The Grizzlies say their offensive game plan changes completely, but they expect their stout defense to give them a chance.

Point guard Mike Conley strained his right hamstring in the loss to the Thunder in Game 6. He plans to play, but said he likely wouldn't if it was a regular-season game.

Conley will match up with Russell Westbrook, an explosive player Joerger calls one of the top three athletes in the league.