Recap - Clippers Defeat Memphis 87-86
|Recap - Clippers Defeat Memphis 87-86|
Chris Paul scored 24 points and added 11 assists for a double-double, leading Los Angeles over Memphis, 87-86, on Saturday at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles did not, however, defeat the Grizzlies against the spread, which closed at 3 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 184.5.
Los Angeles got 17 points from Blake Griffin and another 16 points from Randy Foye. Chris Paul contributed 11 assists, while Reggie Evans cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Memphis got 24 points from Rudy Gay in a losing cause and another 17 points from Zach Randolph. Mike Conley contributed 8 assists for the Grizzlies, while Marc Gasol had 10 rebounds.
Los Angeles led at halftime, 50-46.
Memphis had a 40-35 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.