Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/14/13
MEMPHIS – The last time the Los Angeles Clippers were seen in the FedExForum, they broke hearts last April by winning the seventh game of a Western Conference first-round playoff series over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Griz ran out of gas in that game. On Monday, though, in the same place against the same team, the Grizzlies were merely dead on arrival in their worst home performance in at least the last two seasons. Even without injured point guard Chris Paul, the Clippers closed the first quarter on an 11-2 run, and slapped the Rudy Gay-less Griz around for the rest of a long night in a 99-73 victory. It mattered little that Paul, who bruised his right knee late in Saturday’s loss at Orlando, was limited to sitting on the Clippers’ bench in street clothes. The Clippers (29-9) torched the Grizzlies (24-12) at every position, building a 19-point halftime lead and resting starters almost all of the fourth quarter, because of a bench that outscored Memphis reserves, 54-26. An...
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