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Thursday, March 23rd (All times eastern)

Los Angeles Clippers (39-27) at Memphis Grizzlies (38-29), 8 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies will conclude a six-game homestand tonight when they host the Los Angeles Clippers at FedEx Forum.

The Grizzlies, seeded sixth in the Western Conference, have won four in a row and are 4-1 on the homestand.

On Tuesday versus the Indiana Pacers, Pau Gasol led six Grizzlies in double figures with 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in a 105-75 win.

Bobby Jackson and Shane Battier each tallied 14 points for Memphis, while Chucky Atkins, Eddie Jones and Mike Miller had 11 points apiece.

Memphis is 23-10 at home this season.

Meanwhile, the Clippers had a two-game winning streak stopped in Tuesday's 120-108 loss to New Orleans/Oklahoma City.

Corey Maggette had 25 points and Elton Brand scored 24 points and pulled down eight boards for the Clippers.

The Clippers, seeded fifth in the West, have won six of their last eight games and will close out a three-game road swing in Memphis. Los Angeles is 16-17 on the road this season.

In the season series between LA and the Grizzlies, both teams have one win apiece. The Clippers notched a 91-87 win on February 10, but Memphis posted a 102-86 triumph on March 5.

Memphis has won two of the last three meetings and 10 of 14 against the Clippers. Los Angeles has lost seven of their last nine and 13 of 16 at the Grizzlies.

03/23 11:08:54 ET


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