NBA Game of the Day – 3/24/12 – Grizzlies at Clippers

Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers

03/24/12

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

2011-12 Records:

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”

Published by Fern Rea "@fullcourtfern"

Writer & NBA fan who’s been hooked since the days of Magic v Bird. I love basketball debates that dont end in a knife fight. My BBall nickname: “Todo El Dia” (All Day.) Hit me up on Twitter @fullcourtfern or Instagram: @raining3sallday

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