The Clippers lose at home against Memphis

The Clippers were surprised at home by Memphis, which ended a series of 7 victories of the Californians. Despite a big performance by JJ Redick (29 points, including 22 after the break) and Blake Griffin (25 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists), facing the Grizzlies were able to count on a big attack (48.8% success against 45.7% For the Clippers) with Conley scoring 30 points for 5 rebounds and 8 assists, and Marc Gasol with 26 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists.

 

The Clippers start the game well by picking the first quarter 28-26, but lack efficiency in the second, unlike previous encounters. The Grizzlies take off on a 35-18 and are leading at halftime 61-46.

At the back of the locker room, JJ Redick began the climb of the Clippers by scoring 13 points including 4 shots at 3 points. Revenged to 6 points, the locals face a new offensive from the Grizzlies who pass a 10-0. Fortunately, Redick is still there and the Clippers pocket the third quarter-time 30-22, to be only 7 points late at the start of the last 76-83. In the money time, the substitutes do the job and with the address of Redick to 3 points, the Clippers go back in front 101-100 to 3’30 of the term. Each team takes turns advantage and the Clippers lead 107-105 in the last minute thanks to Chris Paul. A period that will turn to the advantage of the Gizzlies, who put on a free throw, then a 3 points by Gasol to 14 seconds of the buzzer. The Clippers lose their last possessions and Conley completes the game on two free throws that give the victory to Memphis 107-111.

Despite this, the Clippers remain 1st in the West (10 victories, 2 home losses). Next meeting Friday, November 18 at the Sacramento Kings.

 

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