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Zach Randolph, resilient Grizzlies working to bounce back again after San Antonio blowout

  • Memphis Grizzlies players sit on the bench during the second half in Game 1 of a Western Conference Finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in San Antonio. The Spurs won 105-83. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Memphis Grizzlies players sit on the bench during the second half in Game 1 of a Western Conference Finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in San Antonio. The Spurs won 105-83. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol looks for a foul call after he fell to the floor during the second half in Game 1 of a Western Conference Finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs Sunday, May 19, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol looks for a foul call after he fell to the floor during the second half in Game 1 of a Western Conference Finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs Sunday, May 19, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter, left, of Brazil, and Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol, right, of Spain, get tangled up as they chase a loose ball during the second half in Game 1 of a Western Conference Finals NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, May 19, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter, left, of Brazil, and Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol, right, of Spain, get tangled up as they chase a loose ball during the second half in Game 1 of a Western Conference Finals NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, May 19, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

Zach Randolph's miserable debut in the Western Conference finals led to a sleepless night and a long film session.

The Memphis Grizzlies' All-Star power forward is hardly down and out, though.

Randolph pointed out Monday that even Muhammad Ali got knocked down and was able to get back up. He's counting on doing the same as Memphis prepares to play at San Antonio in Game 2 on Tuesday night.

Randolph had his worst game ever in the playoffs, managing just two points on 1-for-8 shooting in a Game 1 blowout. His only lower-scoring game in 40 playoff appearances was played just 1 minute as a rookie for Portland in 2002.

So far this postseason, the Grizzlies have lost their opener in each round before rallying to advance.