Chris Paul netted 15 points and eight assists to help the Clippers defeat the Grizzlies.
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) -
Chris Paul finished with 15 points and eight assists and the Los Angeles Clippers used a balanced scoring attack to down the familiar Memphis Grizzlies, 101-81, on Thursday.
Jamal Crawford and Darren Collison added 15 points apiece off the bench for the Clippers, who outscored the Grizzlies in the second half by a healthy 61-39 margin to win going away.
DeAndre Jordan posted 10 points and 14 rebounds while Blake Griffin chipped in with 14 points, nine boards and five assists as Los Angeles snapped a two-game skid and helped Doc Rivers earn his 600th career victory as a coach.
Rookie class about as bad as expected
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
This past NBA Draft class was considered the weakest in recent history.
They are living up to the billing.
The season isn't at the quarter pole yet, but this year's rookie crop is not doing much to change perceptions.
The best rookie has unquestionably been Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers. He was taken out of Syracuse with the 11th overall selection and MCW leads all rookies in scoring, assists, rebounding, steals and minutes.