With only two games remaining in the regular season, the Clippers are now in a three-way tie with the Grizzlies and the
The Clippers used an 8-2 run late in the fourth quarter to turn a one-point lead into a six-point advantage after
That sequence electrified the team and the stadium, and the Grizzlies could never quite recover. The Clippers went up by as many as eight points in the final two minutes.
The Clippers have won five in a row and 12 of their last 13 games, losing only to the
The Grizzlies were playing without point guard Mike Conley (sore foot) and shooting guard/small forward
The Clippers went on an 11-0 run midway through the third quarter to take their biggest lead of the game at 11 points, but the Grizzlies cut the deficit to one, 69-68, entering the fourth quarter.
It's always a chippy game when the two teams meet, 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.
The Clippers and the Grizzlies have split their games this season, the Grizzlies winning in Memphis on Nov. 23, 107-91, and at Staples Center on Feb. 23, 90-87. The Clippers then beat the Grizzlies at Memphis on Feb. 27, 97-79, and again Saturday.