Found January 14, 2013 on
Fox Sports Tennessee:
Vinny Del Negro
Los Angeles Clippers
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.
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
From Rudy Gay to DeMarcus Cousins to Pau Gasol, the rumblings of major deals in the NBA are picking up steam as the league approaches the Trade Deadline on Feb. 21.
And one teams owner has become vocal in just how active his team will be over the next five weeks.
"I would say there's a 100 percent chance we'll do something," Dallas Mavericks owner said in an interview...
Did the Mavs just get their best win of the season? Could Dallas go after Rudy Gay? Are other deals in the offing? Would you rather have Marion or Carter in the clutch? Have we finally killed the Dirk trade talk? Monday Morning Donuts will try to help you answer these questions and more!
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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...
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...
Episode 38 of RAPS TALK (01.14.13) - Sean's in Cali for the week to catch his Niners, so U-E and Romy got you covered for this week's episode of the RAPS TALK podcast. This week the crew discusses the Raptors continued success, the Rudy Gay trade rumours, Steve Nash, Honey Nut Cheerios and we also have our regular segments "Hoop Heads Humour of the Week" and...
This weekend once again featured a ton of great plays, and below are just a few of them.
First what else is new we have an alley oop featuring Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
Rudy Gay dunks on Manu Ginobili.
James Harden schools Jrue Holiday.
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