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Zach Randolph leads Grizzlies past Wizards

Zach Randolph had 24 points and 20 rebounds, Darrell Arthur added a career-high 22 points and the Memphis Grizzlies kept the Washington Wizards winless on the road this season with a 107-93 victory Saturday night.

Mike Conley and Tony Allen added 15 points each, Conley also had 12 assists, and Marc Gasol scored 14 points to help Memphis improve to 5-1 in its last six games.

John Wall led the Wizards with 14 points and eight assists. Al Thornton, Trevor Booker and Cartier Martin each finished with 12 points, with all of Martin's coming in the fourth period.

The loss was the fourth straight for the Wizards, and left them 0-23 on the road.

Memphis dominated the inside, outscoring Washington 68-36 in the paint and controlling the boards 44-35, including 14 on the offensive glass.

The victory moved Memphis to .500 (24-24), the first time the Grizzlies have reached the plateau since the eighth game of the season.

Both teams were coming off tough games Friday night. The Grizzlies came from 21 down in the third quarter to beat the 76ers in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Washington went to double overtime before eventually losing at Oklahoma City. Rashard Lewis, Nick Young and Wall each played more than 50 minutes in the loss.

The Wizards also were without their leading rebounder, center JaVale McGee, who was out with the flu. Mustafa Shakur, the rookie out of Arizona, also missed the game after injuring his ankle and knee against Oklahoma City.

Young then left the game in the fourth quarter with a calf injury.

Memphis built a double-digit lead in the second quarter, and carried a 59-50 advantage into the break as Arthur had 17 points, missing only one of his eight shots. Randolph already had 12 points and nine rebounds for Memphis.

No Washington player was in double figures.

Memphis maintained its lead in the third quarter as the Grizzlies started controlling the boards, particularly on the offensive end with Randolph. Memphis stretched the lead to 21 late in the quarter and the margin was 86-67 entering the fourth.

By that point, Arthur had already surpassed his career high, with 22 points.

Washington made a dent in the lead in the early stages of the fourth as Martin hit consecutive baskets. And the Wizards were scrapping more on defense as well.

But Washington could get no closer than 12 down the stretch, and the Wizards dropped their sixth straight in Memphis.

NOTES: Memphis G O.J. Mayo said before the game that he believes substances in an energy drink caused him to test positive for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), leading to his 10-game suspension. Wizards F Rashard Lewis was given a similar suspension in 2009 when he was with the Orlando Magic, also for use of DHEA. The Wizards have not won in Memphis since Nov. 3, 2004, the first regular-season game in the FedExForum. Grizzlies C Marc Gasol turned 26 on Saturday. Randolph had his 14 consecutive double-double, a franchise record. It was his ninth career 20-20 game.

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