Here are five takeaways from the Clippers' 94-86 win over the
1. The Clippers are in a three-way tie for second in West
After Saturday's win, the Clippers are in a three-way tie with the Grizzlies and the
"We would like to be second,"
2. The Clippers are streaking
The Clippers have won five games in a row and 12 of their last 13, losing only to the Golden State Warriors over that stretch. With the playoffs around the corner, they picked a great time to start playing great basketball.
"We're playing our best at the right time," Redick said, adding, "We feel like we can beat anybody."
3. The chippiness continues
It's always a chippy game when the Clippers play the Grizzlies, given their postseason history. The Clippers beat the Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs in 2012, then the Grizzlies eliminated the Clippers in the first round in 2013.
Said Griffin: "It felt like I got pushed."
4. The Grizzlies were shorthanded
The Grizzlies were playing without point guard Mike Conley (sore foot) and shooting guard/small forward
"It's a whole lot different tonight," Chris
5. The stars don't want a break
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Paul and Griffin could sit out the last two games if they want some rest.
Paul has not missed a game this season, and is on his way to playing in all 82 games for the first time in his career.
Said Paul: "I'm cool, I'll rest [Sunday]."
Griffin recently came back after missing 15 games because of a staph infection in his right elbow that required surgery.