Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: No Paul, No Problem
The Clippers were without Chris Paul after he bruised his knee late in Saturday's game against the Magic. For a deep team like Los Angeles, it could fill someone in and make it all work. Paul is still very much the straw that stirs the drink for the Clippers and so against a team like the Grizzlies, another up-and-comer nemesis in the Western Conference, it seemed like the Clippers had a tall order.
Nope, not at all.
Balance was key for the Clippers again as they had four players score in double figures and no player scored more than 16 points (Jamal Crawford reached that mark). But every Clipper who entered the game scored. That is what depth gives you.
Depth is not supposed to allow you to defeat a key Western Conference rival 99-73 on the road.
Yes, the Grizzlies were without Rudy Gay for this game as trade talks continue to swirl involving his name. ...