The Los Angeles Clippers look to rebound from their loss on Wednesday as they host the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday night at Staples Center in a nationally televised game on TNT. This is the first of four scheduled games on TNT for the Clippers this season.
After losing two of their last three games after holding fourth quarter leads in both losses, the Clippers will need production from Chauncey Billups, noted Steve Perrin at Clips Nation:
[Billups] has made just 2 of 17 shots in his last two games, and is 23 for 77 in the last six (that's under 30%). He is just 1 for his last 9 three pointers, but before that he had been red-hot from deep. The Clippers need Chauncey to make open shots, as he will continue to get them playing off of [Blake] Griffin and [Chris] Paul.
Paul had just four points in 27 minutes in his first game back after missing five games with a left hamstring strain, but he did have 12 assists and zero turnovers, continuing his remarkably efficient play. Griffin had 26 points and nine rebounds Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Memphis won seven straight games before losing Tuesday night in Portland 97-84. Thursday night is the third game of a four-game road trip for the Grizzlies, who split four games with the Clippers last season. Each team went 1-1 at home against one another.
Thursday night's 7:30 p.m. PST game will be televised by TNT. For more news and information on the Clippers, be sure to read Clips Nation.