NOTES: Randolph turned his left ankle when he missed a layup on the first possession of the game, but he stayed in the game and played 37 minutes. "That slowed him down," Hollins said. "He wasn't able to play at full strength. That was a factor." ... James, who was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month on Friday for the fourth time this season, shot 64.1 percent from the field in February. His shooting percentage for the month was the highest for any NBA player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shot 65 percent in March 1983. ... After leading the Heat to a 12-1 record in February, Spoelstra was named the conference's Coach of the Month. The average margin of victory was 12.8, and five of the wins were on the road, which had been a problem earlier in the season. ... The Grizzlies' current hot streak coincides with the acquisition of Tayshaun Prince in the trade that sent Rudy Gay to Toronto. The Grizzlies have won nine of their first 11 games since the deal. ... Hollins, who was named the Western Conference Coach of the Month, credited his players and staff. "I know I'm the head coach, and I get the credit, and I get the blame," he said. "But our guys have been playing extremely well. You have to give them their due with all the chaos and turmoil we've had -- not only with trade rumors and trades but with deaths in our organization (assistant general manager Kenny Williamson, VP of basketball operations Dana Davis). It has been a trying season. But it's sweeter when you accomplish what you do when you've had so much adversity."
Heat's James shakes off Grizzlies in fourth quarter
Published On: Mar 01 2013 11:37:25 PM CST Updated On: Mar 01 2013 11:37:26 PM CST
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