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Randolph Apologizes To Teammates, Shocked About Suspension

Zach Randolph apologized to his Memphis Grizzlies' teammates before Game 7 for his suspension, but was shocked to receive work from the NBA on Friday.

“It hurts,” Randolph said from a hotel less than a mile from Chesapeake Energy Arena about 90 minutes before tip-off. “I apologized to the guys. I feel like I let them down. I’ve got a lot of emotions going on right now, and rightfully so. When I woke up the next morning (after Game 6), I didn’t have any idea I was going to get suspended. I’m upset about it. I’m still in shock.

“This has been a physical series. There’s been stuff happening under the basket the whole series. I don’t think it was a punch. That kind of stuff happens all the time – blocking out, facing guarding. It just happens. Adams will even tell you I didn’t punch him. It was a push.”

Via Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

Zach Randolph Suspended One Game For Punching Steven Adams In Jaw

The NBA suspended Zach Randolph one game for punching Steven Adams in the jaw during Thursday's game.

The incident occurred with 6:42 remaining in the Memphis Grizzlies' Game 6 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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