Mar 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) reacts after a shot made during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first quarter at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

Clippers Vs. Grizzlies: Chris Paul, L.A. Snap 3-Game Losing Streak

The Clippers have won three straight home games.

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NBA Standings 2012: Clippers Fighting For Home Court Advantage In Playoffs

The Los Angeles Clippers have struggled mightily in March with a 7-9 record in the first 16 games of their 20-game month. They lost their Pacific Division lead, trailing the Los Angeles Lakers by three games, and the Clippers are fighting for playoff positioning. Here are the NBA Western Conference standings:

Western Conference Standings
Rank Team Record Pct GB Streak
1 Oklahoma City* 36-12 .750 --- won 2
2 San Antonio* 32-14 .696 3 won 3
3 LA Lakers* 30-18 .625 6 won 2
4 LA Clippers 27-21 .562 9 won 1
5 Dallas 28-22 .560 9 won 1
6 Memphis 25-21 .543 10 lost 3
7 Utah 26-22 .542 10 won 6
8 Denver 26-22 .542 10 lost 1
9 Houston 26-23 .531 10½ lost 1
10 Phoenix 24-24 .500 12 won 1
11 Minnesota 23-26 .469 13½ lost 2
12 Portland 22-26 .458 14 lost 1
13 Golden State 20-26 .435 15 won 1
14 Sacramento 17-31 .354 19 lost 2
15 New Orleans 12-36 .250 24 lost 1
*Division leader; through games of March 24

The Clippers have four games remaining on their five-game homestand.

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Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Final Score: Chris Paul, Blake Griffin Lead To 101-85 Win

Chris Paul scored 19 points and had 13 assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 101-85 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, snapping their three-game losing streak. Randy Foye added 18 points for the Clippers, who improved to 16-8 at home this season.

The Clippers built a 33-17 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Blake Griffin had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists for the Clippers, who shot 50% from the field.

Zach Randolph scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Memphis in his fifth game back from a torn right MCL. O.J. Mayo added 13 points for the Grizzlies, who shot 42.3% from the field. The Grizzlies (25-21) have lost three straight games and five of their last six contests, and remain in Los Angeles to battle the Lakers Sunday night.

The Clippers continue their homestand Monday night, hosting the New Orleans Hornets at Staples Center.

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Clippers Vs. Grizzlies: Game Time, TV Info And More

After three road losses in three nights earlier in the week, the Los Angeles Clippers return home to Staples Center on Saturday afternoon to face the Memphis Grizzlies in what could shape up to be a battle for home court advantage in the playoffs. Here are the details of Saturday afternoon's NBA contest:

Records: Clippers (26-21, .553, fifth in Western Conference); Grizzlies (25-20, .555, fourth in Western Conference)

Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles

Time: Noon PDT

TV: Prime Ticket

Offensive Efficiency: Clippers, 107.6 points per 100 possessions (sixth in NBA); Grizzlies, 102.9 (20th)

Defensive Efficiency: Grizzlies, 101.2 (eighth); Clippers, 106.4 (23rd)

Home vs. Road: The Clippers are 15-8 at home this season, though they are just 5-6 in their last 11 games at Staples Center. Memphis is 9-13 on the road this season.

Series History: The Clippers have beaten the Grizzlies three straight times, including a 98-91 win in Los Angeles on January 26. This is the second of three meetings between the two teams this season.

Tough March: The Clippers are paying for their relatively tame early schedule with 20 games in March. So far this month, the Clippers are 6-9 and they are 7-12 over their last 19 games. The last NBA team to play 20 games in a single month was the Cincinnati Royals in February 1967.

Z-Bo is Back: After missing 37 games with a torn right MCL, Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph, a former Clipper, is now back with Memphis. Randolph has averaged 15.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in the four games he has played since returning from injury. Memphis was 23-14 (.622) without Randolph.

Tough March For CP3: Chris Paul has struggled shooting from distance this month, shooting 29.7% from three-point range (19 for 64), after making 44.2% of his shots from distance over his first 27 games of the season.

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