In the early morning of January 5, the NBA took the lead in a duel. The Clippers met the Grizzlies at home. Before the game, the Clippers had a record of 25-11, ranking third in the West. The Grizzlies had a record of only 13-22, ranking 13th in the West. It seemed that there was no suspense. From the first quarter, the clippers were hammered on the ground, once 28 points behind the Grizzlies! 114-140, the Clippers defeated the Grizzlies at home! After two consecutive wins and a complete defeat, the Clippers also fell to the fourth place in the West!
In terms of data, for the Grizzlies, Claude had 27 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists, Jackson had 24 points and 6 rebounds, Brooks had 22 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, and Morant had 22 points and 9 assists. On the Clippers side, Leonard has 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists, shamet has 10 points and 4 rebounds, Harrell has 28 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists, and Luwei has 24 points and 7 assists.
Beverly missed the game because of his wrist injury, and pickled pepper who withdrew from the game because of his hamstring tension was also confirmed to be unable to play, which forced rivers to put a combination of shamet + Walton on the starting guard line.
In fact, pickled pepper has not rested since his comeback. He also needs to carry out physical load management like Leonard. After all, he just underwent shoulder repair surgery this summer, and pickled pepper is short of war. Leonard seems a little lonely. This game is not easy to play! Leonard also suffered a technical foul because of his dissatisfaction with the referee's decision. Maybe Leonard didn't realize that he would lose so badly in this game!
The Clippers stopped for two consecutive victories, with a record of 25-12, ranking fourth in the West. George and Beverly were absent due to injury. Leonard got 24 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 8 of 24, Luwei scored 24 points and 7 assists, Harrell got 28 points and 9 rebounds, and zubates contributed 8 points and 11 rebounds. The Grizzlies' record changed to 14-22, only one game away from the top eight in the West. Morant scored 22 points and 9 assists in 7 of 10, Claude scored 27 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks, little Jaron Jackson scored 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks, and wallanqiunas contributed 9 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Grizzlies came to the second game of the third consecutive guest. Morant led the team to score three points in a row and achieved a 13 point advantage in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Clippers came as a substitute. The attack and defense conversion speed of the two teams was very fast. Claude led the team to play a wave of attack, leading the Clippers by 10 points at half time. In the second half, varanjonas led the team to play a 7-0 climax. Leonard suffered strict defense. Claude scored three points in a row and the Grizzlies led by 24 points. At the end of the quarter, Morant led another wave of offensive. The Clippers fell too far behind and the game entered garbage time ahead of schedule.