Clippers beat Memphis 98-91

The Clippers outscored Memphis 24-17 in the fourth quarter to win at Staples Center 98-91.

Blake Griffin led Los Angeles (10-6) with a near triple-double – 20 points, eight assists and nine rebounds – and Chris Paul almost had one too, with 18 points, seven assists and seven rebounds.

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(Chris Paul tries to go around Mike Conley)

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(Blake Griffin drives on Rudy Gay of the Grizzlies)

Marc Gasol got the Grizzlies as close as two points with under a minute to go, but then the Clippers clamped down. Caron Butler had a drive and a basket with 58 seconds left to get Los Angeles up four, then Paul had a steal and got fouled, which resulted in two free throws to get the advantage to six, 95-89.

Butler then hit a free throw and OJ Mayo tried a desperation 3-pointer, but missed and Gasol had another chance to score, but also missed.

DeAndre Jordan then hit a free throw and Griffin had another one that ended the game at 98-91.

Along with Griffin’s and Paul’s near triple-doubles, Jordan finished the game with nine points and nine rebounds and Butler added 17 points.

Rudy Gay led Memphis with 24 points and Gasol added 18 points and 11 rebounds.

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(Head coach Vinny Del Negro in the press room)

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  • la_bruin

    Needed this one. Nice to see the Clips get back on track. Wish this blog had a Twitter feed.