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The Memphis Grizzlies will host the Los Angeles Clippers in a Western Conference battle Wednesday night from the FedEx Forum. The Clippers recorded a 129-126 road win over the Pelicans on Monday, and the Grizzlies dropped a 103-95 road decision to the 76ers in their latest contest. The Clippers tallied a 112-107 overtime home win against the Grizzlies in the lone meeting this season.
Clippers Rebound with Win Against Pelicans
The Los Angeles Clippers will attempt to conclude a four game road trip with a 3-1 record. They rebounded from a loss to Dallas by registering a 129-126 road win over the Pelicans on Monday night. The Clippers shot a sizzling 59% on the night, while the Pelicans were able to post a 53% clip. Clippers’ leading scorer Tobias Harris was outstanding, collecting 27 points on a 10 for 16 mark from the field. The 26-year old small forward is averaging 23.3 points over his last three games, and he is averaging 21.6 points along with 8.4 rebounds per game. Harris netted 12 points in the Clippers win over Memphis earlier this year.
Lou Williams is also locked in right now. He scored 20 points on Monday night, and he has reached 20 points in three out of his last four games. The 32-year old shooting guard has tallied 14 assists over his two games, and he stands third in team scoring with 17.8 points on 40% shooting.
The Clippers now hold a 7-6 road record on the season, and they have won nine out of their last 11 games overall. L.A. continues to excel offensively, averaging 117.7 points on the year, good for third in the NBA. They are allowing an average of 112.9 points, pegging them down at 23rd in the NBA.
Grizzlies Go Cold in Loss to 76ers
The Memphis Grizzlies head into this one eager for a win after dropping four out of their last five games. They are coming off a 103-95 road loss to the 76ers in their previous contest on Sunday. The Grizzlies shot a weak 41.8% from the field, while the 76ers were able to shoot 48.6%. Grizzlies’ leading scorer Mike Conley wasn’t at his best in the defeat, scoring 21 points on a 6 for 17 shooting performance. Overall, the 31-year old point guard is having a strong season. He has notched three double-doubles in his last five games, and Conley is posting an average of 21.1 PPG and 6.6 APG. Conley netted 19 points in the Grizzlies loss to the Clippers earlier this season.
Marc Gasol had a big game against the Clippers last month, collecting 27 points on an 11 for 19 mark from the field to go with 13 rebounds. The 10-year veteran center has only scored a combined 27 points in his last two games, and he stands second in team scoring with 18 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are playing well on their home court where they stand at 7-3 on the season. They hold a 6-4 record in their last 10 games, and they are currently averaging 104.4 points, ranking them 27th overall. The Memphis’ defense is their greatest strength, and they are holding opponents to 103.1 points on the season, good for third in the NBA.
The Memphis Grizzlies are:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games when their opponent scores 100 or more points in their previous game.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when allowing over 100 points in their previous game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are:
- 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games against the Grizzlies.
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on one day of rest.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall