Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers
3:00 PM Eastern time / 12:00 PM Pacific time
Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA League pass Local: Prime Ticket (Directv 693)
Line: Los Angeles Clippers -2
Memphis Grizzlies: 25-20 (4th Western conference)
Los Angeles Clippers: 26-21 (5th Western conference)
Record vs. each other: Clippers 1-0 over Memphis
Players of interest:
Memphis Grizzlies: Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Rudy Gay
Los Angeles Clippers: Chris Paul, Blake Griffin
Why you want to watch:
- Clippers are in a virtual tie with Memphis for the 4th spot in the West, just 1 back on the loss side but marginal separation in terms of percentage points.
- The Clippers have struggled recently. The Clips have lost 3 in a row including a bad loss to the lowly New Orleans Hornets.
- The Clipper are 11-14 since losing Chauncey Billups with a season ending injury.
- Memphis is now at full strength with the return of All-Star forward Zach Randolph; however, they are 1-3 since his return.
- Chris Broussard from ESPN reported that Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro has loss the locker room. This was reported before the Clippers loss to the Hornets.
- Like the Clippers, the Grizzlies are coming in struggling having lost 5 of the last 7 games.
- Both teams have little room for set backs as both teams are just 1/2 a game from being out of the playoff picture.
– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”