MEMPHIS, Tenn. The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies were each missing a star Monday night.
Memphis missed its star way more than Los Angeles.
Without Chris Paul, day-to-day with a bruised right kneecap, the Clippers seemingly had no problem beating Memphis, 99-73, at FedEx Forum.
Without Rudy Gay, at his grandmother's funeral in Maryland, Memphis (24-12) scored a season-low and shot just over 30 percent. Los Angeles (29-9) showed just how deep its bench goes and how little it drops off, offensively and defensively.
"We contested a lot of shots. We were on our rotations a lot and just put a hand in their face," said Blake Griffin. "It's hard to stop a team when you don't know who's going to be the focal point."
Griffin had only 10 points in less than 25 minutes due to foul trouble but it was a defensive and offensive clinic from the Clippers' entire roster. Los Angeles' bench outscored Memphis' starters 54-47.
Four Clippers scored in double digits. The game's two lea...