Clippers End Regular Season With Home Win Over Playoff-Bound Grizzlies

Blake Griffin had his second triple-double of the season Wednesday night.

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Griffin, Clippers Top Grizzlies, 110-103, Close Out Season With Victory

Blake Griffin had a triple-double in the final game of his stellar rookie campaign, with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 110-103 win at Staples Center over the playoff-bound Memphis Grizzlies. The Clippers built a big first-half lead, taking a 66-47 lead into halftime, but Memphis made it a close game in the closing minutes. The Grizzlies cut the lead to four points, but the Clippers pulled away for the win.

Eric Gordon scored 24 points, dished out six assists, and has two steals on the night. DeAndre Jordan scored 14 points, grabbed 10 boards, and two blocks. The Clippers shot 54.3% from the field on the night, compared to 42.9% by the Grizzlies.

The Clippers finished their season at 32-50, a three-win improvement over last season. The were 23-18 at home. Memphis with the loss is the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference in the NBA playoffs, and they face the No. 1 seed San Antonio Spurs in the first round.

For more news and information on the Clippers or tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Clips Nation.

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Clippers End Regular Season With Memphis, While Grizzlies Could Stay In L.A. Awhile

The Los Angeles Clippers close out their 2010-2011 season Wednesday night with a home contest with the playoff-bound Memphis Grizzlies. There is a chance that Memphis will stay in Los Angeles for the next week or so, as they could end up facing the Lakers in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

The Grizzlies are tied with New Orleans for the No. 7 seed, at 46-35. The Hornets hold the tiebreaker, so Memphis needs a win tonight, and a Hornets loss in Dallas to secure the No. 7 seed. The Lakers are fighting for the No. 2 seed themselves, so the Grizzlies and Lakers could matchup as soon as this weekend when the NBA playoffs begin.

For the Clippers, they look to win their 23rd home game of the season, and send the fans home happy looking forward to more growth next season. Blake Griffin also has an outside chance at a statistical goal. Griffin needs 21 rebounds to hit 1,000 for the season, which would make him the first Clipper with 1,000 rebounds since Swen Nater in 1980-81.

Tonight's 7:30 p.m. PDT game will be televised on both Fox Sports West and ESPN.

For more news and information on the Clippers or tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Clips Nation.

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