Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and the Los Angeles Clippers get the big stage on Thursday night at Staples Center, as they host the Memphis Grizzlies in a nationally televised game on TNT. It is the first of four scheduled games on the network this season for the Clippers. Here are the relevant details of Thursday's game:
Records: Clippers (9-6); Grizzlies (10-7)
Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Time: 7:30 p.m.
TV: TNT, with Dick Stockton, Steve Kerr, and Reggie Miller on the call
Radio: 980 AM KFWB, with Ralph Lawler making his first appearance on radio this season
Offensive Efficiency: Clippers, 106.3 points per 100 possessions (seventh in NBA); Grizzlies, 102.6 (16th)
Defensive Efficiency: Grizzlies, 99.8 (seventh); Clippers, 105.4 (25th)
Mr. Efficiency: In his first game back after missing five games with a sprained left ankle, Chris Paul had 12 assists and no turnovers in Wednesday's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Paul has 29 assists and just two turnovers in his last three games. Wednesday was the seventh game in the last three seasons in which Paul has had at least 10 assists and no turnovers, more than any player in the NBA during that span.
Home, Sweet Home: The Clippers are 8-2 at home this season and are 24-7 in their last 31 home games dating back to last season.
For more news and information on the Clippers, be sure to read Clips Nation.