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NBA Game Summary - LA Clippers at Memphis
(Monday, March 14th)
Final Score: Memphis 105, LA Clippers 82
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Zach Randolph led the way with 30 points and 12 rebounds, as the Memphis Grizzlies handled the Los Angeles Clippers, 105-82, at FedEx Forum.
Sam Young and Mike Conley netted 14 and 13 points, respectively, for Memphis, which recovered from a 118-85 drubbing at the hands of Miami on Saturday and has won three of its last five overall.
Darrell Arthur chipped in with 12 points off the bench for the Grizzlies, who improved to 23-10 at home this season. Greivis Vasquez added a career-high 11 points in a reserve role.
"This was a big game for us because we wanted to throw that last game behind us," said Arthur. "We didn't want to linger on it too long. The thing about the NBA is you always have another game."
Eric Bledsoe had a team-best 19 points, while Chris Kaman went for 14 for the Clippers, who had won five of six coming into the contest. Blake Griffin finished with eight points and nine boards.
"We missed some easy ones tonight," said Griffin. "It was just kinda like we were just out there, not really doing much of anything."
Memphis held a slim 21-20 lead after the opening quarter, but it started to pull away in the second. Vasquez's dunk finished off a string of eight straight to put the Grizzlies in front 33-24 with 7:50 left before the half.
Randolph made two layups and a three-pointer to put the hosts up by 17 with 12 seconds remaining, but Mo Williams hit from long distance with two ticks to go to make it a 50-36 game at the intermission.
In the third, Memphis continued to put distance between itself and the Clippers, as Arthur's jumper with 2:58 remaining capped a 16-4 run to make it 73-48 and the Grizzlies were up by 22 at the end of three.
The outcome was never in doubt in the fourth, as Memphis held a comfortable double-digit lead throughout and cruised to the easy victory.
Memphis downed the Clippers, 84-83, on December 11 this season at Staples Center and has won five of the last seven meetings between the teams...Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay missed his 11th straight game with a left shoulder injury. He underwent an MRI earlier on Monday that showed the shoulder is still healing from a subluxation and there is no timetable for his return to the lineup...The Clippers went 3-2 on their five-game road trip and dropped to 8-27 as the visitor.
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