MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 25 points and 19 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies ended Utah’s playoff hopes with an 86-70 victory over the Jazz on Wednesday.
The Grizzlies’ victory means the Los Angeles Lakers are assured of making the playoffs even before their late game against the Houston Rockets.READ MORE: 'All My Organs Shut Down' | Maryland Man Shares His COVID Survival Story, Says He's Grateful For Second Chance
Meanwhile, Memphis, the Western Conference’s fifth seed, still held out hopes for home-court advantage if the Los Angeles Clippers lost at Sacramento in another late game.READ MORE: 2 Charles County Deputies Shot In Police-Involved Shooting, Suspect Dead
Mike Conley finished with 14 points for Memphis, which won its second straight and fifth in the past six. Darrell Arthur finished with 11 points for Memphis.
Al Jefferson scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Utah, the only Jazz player in double figures.MORE NEWS: Maryland Still Feeling Effects of Colonial Pipeline Hack
The Jazz managed only 32 percent shooting and were outrebounded 57-47.