SAN ANTONIO – 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.