L.A. Clippers 110, Memphis 103

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #48 Scott Foster, # James Williams
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 20 17 37 29 103
L.A. Clippers 34 32 26 18 110

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 46-36 30-11 16-25 L2
L.A. Clippers 32-50 23-18 9-32 W1

Recap


Blake Griffin scored 31 points and Eric Gordon added 24, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 110-103 win over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

The loss dropped Memphis (46-36) into the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, which means the Grizzlies will play San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs. Even though his team had a chance to secure the No. 7 seed after New Orleans lost to Dallas, Memphis coach Lionel Hollins chose to rest Zach Randolph, Mike Conley and Tony Allen.

Sam Young led Memphis with 22 points, while Greivis Vasquez added 17. The Grizzlies split their four regular-season games against the Spurs, winning the final two games last month, both in Memphis.

Griffin scored the first nine points of the game and Los Angeles (32-50) took an 11-0 lead. The lead reached 18 points early in the second quarter and Los Angeles was ahead 66-37 at halftime.

The Clippers pushed the margin to 30 early in the third and were still ahead 96-76 with 9:11 to play in the game before Memphis rallied. Vasquez's 3-pointer with 33.5 seconds left cut the lead to 107-103, but the Grizzlies got not closer.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   L.A. Clippers
Sam Young 22 Scoring Blake Griffin 31
O.J. Mayo 4 Assists Blake Griffin 10
Darrell Arthur 9 Rebounds Blake Griffin 10
Shane Battier 4 Free Throws Made Blake Griffin 5
Darrell Arthur 2 Steals Eric Bledsoe 3
Darrell Arthur 1 Blocks Eric Bledsoe 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 103 42.9 7-15 24-28 25 39 4 8 21
L.A. Clippers 110 54.3 3-15 19-27 36 37 7 16 18
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