Key Stat of the Night
- The Clippers shot a notable 16-37 (43.2%) from behind the arc while the Grizzlies would only convert 7-27 (25.9%) from 3.
Key Run of the Night
- The Clippers went on a 13-3 run late over 3:09 of play in the first quarter (4:19-1:10) solidifying an early 23 point lead. They would then lead by 20+ for the rest of the game.
The Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 124-97 inside STAPLES Center on Monday night.
Memphis struggled to get anything going offensively in the first quarter, shooting just 23.8 percent from the field and 12.5 percent from three-point range to open the game. The Clippers held the Grizzlies to just 14 points in the first quarter while outscoring Memphis 15-0 in points off turnovers and 16-0 in fast break points. Kawhi Leonard matched the Grizzlies first quarter point total with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting to give Los Angeles as 40-14 lead after the first. L.A. stretched their lead to as many as 35 points in the first half before Memphis trimmed the lead 66-37 going into the halftime break.
The Grizzlies would put together their best quarter of the night behind 10 third quarter points from Josh Jackson. Memphis shot 59.1 percent from the field in the third period as they trimmed the Clippers lead to 24 points at 90-66 heading into the final quarter of play. The fourth quarter saw 10 Memphis players take the court, including Dusty Hannahs, who scored four fourth-quarter points in his first game of the season with the Grizzlies. The Clippers would reach their largest lead of the night at 111-74 before cruising to the 27-point victory. Los Angeles knocked down nine more three pointers than Memphis on the night, shooting 43.2 percent (16-37) compared to 25.9 percent (7-27) for the Grizzlies.
Gorgui Dieng posted his second double-double in as many games, totaling 14 points and 10 rebounds while recording four blocked shots. Ja Morant added a team-high 16 points and one assist on 7-of-13 shooting. Josh Jackson finished with 14 points, five rebounds and two blocks in 26 minutes. John Konchar pitched in eight points to go with seven rebounds and four assists in 18 minutes off the bench. Tyus Jones added eight points and one assist while having zero turnovers as Memphis dropped to 28-29 on the season.
Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with 25 points, eight rebounds and three assists on 10-of-17 shooting. Montrezl Harrell added 22 points, three rebounds and two blocks off the bench for Los Angeles. Marcus Morris Sr. totaled 13 points, two assists and one block. Landry Shamet added 13 points, four assists and three rebounds. JaMychal Green pitched in 13 points and nine rebounds as the Clippers improved to 38-19 on the season.
The Grizzlies will wrap up their four-game road trip as they visit the Houston Rockets inside Toyota Center on Wednesday, February 26 at 7 p.m. Fans can watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.
- Gorgui Dieng posted his second double-double in as many games, totaling 14 points and 10 rebounds.
- Ja Morant added a team-high 16 points and one assist.
- Josh Jackson finished with 14 points, five rebounds and two blocks.
- John Konchar pitched in eight points and seven rebounds off the bench.
- Tyus Jones added eight points and one assist.
- Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with 25 points.
- Montrezl Harrell added 22 points, three rebounds and two blocks off the bench.
- Marcus Morris Sr. totaled 13 points, two assists and one block.
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