Found January 15, 2013 on
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By Ron Higgins, The Sports Xchange MEMPHIS – The last time the Los Angeles Clippers were seen in Memphis, they broke hearts last April by winning the seventh game of a Western Conference first-round playoff series over the Memphis Grizzlies. Bowed up and expecting a wire-to-wire fight in their first trip to FedExForum since the playoffs, the Clippers were as stunned as anybody after destroying the Grizzlies, 99-73, on Monday night. The Clippers (29-9) and the Grizzlies (24-12) each played without their best player, with L.A. point guard Chris Paul (bruised right knee) and Memphis forward Rudy Gay (attending grandmother’s funeral) sitting out respectively. But from the moment that Clippers’ forward Blake Griffin roared in for a game-opening dunk, to total domination by a Clippers’ bench that scored 54 points -- even outscoring the Grizzlies’ starters -- the totality of the victory was stunning and unexpected considering the competitiveness of last year’s playoff series. “Yo...
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Reserves Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Clippers easily routed the Memphis Grizzlies 99-73 Monday night with Chris Paul missing his first game this season because of a bruised right kneecap.
The matchup between two of the best teams in the West wasn't close much of the way. While Paul watched from the bench, the Grizzlies were without their leading...
Matt Barnes may be coming off the bench for the Los Angeles Clippers, but he's posting big numbers.
In Monday night's 99-73 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, Barnes led the Clips with 16 points (6-11 FG and 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two steals and two three-pointers.
Barnes has been filling up box scores all season; he's averaging 11 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Reserves Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Clippers easily routed the Memphis Grizzlies 99-73 Monday night with Chris Paul missing his first game this season because of a bruised right kneecap.
The matchup between two of the best teams in the West wasn't close much of the way. While Paul watched from the bench, the Grizzlies...
CBSSports.com: Chris Paul is held as the gold standard in this league when it comes to the point guard position. His work ethic, skill, the way he’s so proficient at everything. But even then, I really believe Kyrie has a chance to be the best point guard in the league in the next, really, four to five years. Do you agree?
Byron Scott: I think it is. I think one thing that he...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Clippers point guard Chris Paul has a contusion in his right kneecap and will not play Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum.
There also is a good chance that Paul won't play in Houston on Tuesday night in a back-to-back game.
Paul didn't participate in the Clippers' shoot-around earlier Monday, sitting on the sidelines with...
The Memphis Grizzlies are likely to hang onto Rudy Gay for the remainder of this season.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that Gay has been told that he likely won't be dealt -- unless the franchise receives an offer that it can't refuse.
From the Commercial Appeal:
According to a person with knowledge of those conversations, Gay is
likely to remain a Grizzly...
It's not often that a team with one of the best records in the NBA is trying to sell off its top scorer and arguably its best player, but that's what the Memphis Grizzlies are working on right now with F Rudy Gay.
As we have previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, when the Los Angeles Clippers play a basketball game...there will at least be one high-flying dunk.In the first half against the Houston Rockets, Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe came up with a turnover that turned into points after an alley-oop to DeAndre Jordan:
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...
Wizards rookie guard Bradley Beal has not been mentioned in trade discussions with the Memphis Grizzlies involving swingman Rudy Gay, according to Beal’s agent, Mark Bartelstein.
The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported Monday that the Grizzlies have “entertained” an offer from the Wizards that would include Beal in a larger package.”I’ve talked to both teams. There is absolutely...
Chris Paul will miss his second game tonight, according to Houston Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen on Twitter.
Paul missed Monday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies after banging knees with J.J. Redick over the weekend.
The Clips play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, so CP3 owners will have to hope he's back in time for them.
The Clippers will once again...
The Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers probably don't want to think much about their last game.
They have much better memories of their last trip to Memphis.
Los Angeles opens a road-heavy portion of its schedule on Monday night in its first game at FedExForum since a series-clinching victory last postseason.
Trying to extend their franchise-record 13-game home...
Last night Chris Paul sat out with a swollen knee and will probably miss tonight game, as well. If you’re interested please feel to grab Eric Bledsoe as a streamer everywhere. All he did last night in Paul’s stead was drop 14/3/4 with 2 steals in 28 minutes as the Clips blew out Memphis. Assuming the game is more competitive tonight I’d expect Eric to be closer to 35 minutes...