Randolph out with lower back stiffness

Updated: March 9, 2010, 9:56 AM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Zach Randolph, the Memphis Grizzlies' leading scorer and rebounder, missed Monday night's game against the New Jersey Nets with lower back stiffness.

Randolph, who was traded to Memphis during the offseason, was a last-minute scratch. Second-year forward Darrell Arthur started in Randolph's place.

Randolph averages 20.8 points and 11.8 rebounds for Memphis and was selected for the All-Star Game this season.

It was the first game the ninth-year forward out of Michigan State has missed this season.


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