L.A. Clippers 101, Memphis 85

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 24, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #36 David Jones, #12 Violet Palmer, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 17 25 19 24 85
L.A. Clippers 33 23 25 20 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 25-21 16-7 9-14 L3
L.A. Clippers 27-21 16-8 11-13 W1

Recap


CLIPPERS 101, GRIZZLIES 85: Blake Griffin and Chris Paul each had a double-double as host Los Angeles put an end to a season-high three-game losing streak by topping Memphis.

The Clippers may have saved head coach Vinny Del Negro’s job after rumors he has lost control of the team and his firing was imminent surfaced earlier this week.

Paul scored 19 points and adding 13 assists while Griffin threw down a game-high 20 points and had 10 rebounds. The former slam dunk champion brought the home crowd to its feet with a thunderous reverse jam in the fourth quarter.

Los Angeles seized control of the contest early, closing out the first quarter on a 12-0 run to lead 33-17. Randy Foye kept the momentum going by dropping nine of his 18 points in the third quarter to give the Clippers an 81-61 advantage heading into the final frame.

The Grizzlies, who were playing the first game of back-to-back contests, have lost three consecutive games. Zach Randolph led all Memphis scorers with 14 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Clippers guard Mo Williams (toe) didn’t play and is listed as day-to-day. ... Griffin`s double-double was his 29th of the campaign. ... Los Angeles has won four straight over Memphis.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   L.A. Clippers
Zach Randolph 14 Scoring Blake Griffin 20
Mike Conley 9 Assists Chris Paul 13
Marc Gasol 8 Rebounds Blake Griffin 10
Tony Allen 4 Free Throws Made Blake Griffin 8
Mike Conley 2 Steals Reggie Evans 2
O.J. Mayo 2 Blocks Eric Bledsoe 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 85 42.3 9-15 10-14 26 37 4 6 17
L.A. Clippers 101 50.0 5-16 24-33 24 36 4 8 11

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Clippers have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .640 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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