Whenever Zach Randolph goes up against his former backup in David Lee (they played together in New York), his eyes tend to light up. The power forward plants himself on the right side, bullies his way to the basket and has his way against the smaller Lee almost every time the two are matched up against each other.
Randolph has compiled a career average of 20.8 points and 11.3 rebounds whenever facing Lee, with an overall record of 12-2. The two losses came prior to his days with the Memphis Grizzlies. Yes, this means he has yet to lose against the Golden State Warriors since donning a Grizzlies jersey, and he is one of the biggest reasons for this feat.
So it came as a surprise when Randolph had a very quiet night on Wednesday against the Warriors, going three-of-seven from the field for six measly points. At the end of the night, though, he continued to see single coverage and eventually went to work on the trimmed-down Lee once again, posting 15 second-half points and 12 rebounds.