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Clippers-Grizzlies open thread

Both the Clippers and the Grizzlies are without key players for this key Western Conference showdown as Chris Paul and Rudy Gay will both miss the game.

Stephen Dunn
2012/2013 NBA Regular Season

January 14th, 2013, 5:00 PM
FedEx Forum
Prime Ticket, KFWB 980 AM
Clippers Tickets
Probable Starters
Eric Bledsoe Chris Paul PG Mike Conley
Willie Green SG Tony Allen
Caron Butler SF Wayne Ellington?
Blake Griffin PF Zach Randolph
DeAndre Jordan C Marc Gasol
Advanced Stats (through January 13)
92.0 (10th of 30) Pace 89.3 (28th of 30)
110.3 (4th of 30) ORtg 105.0 (13th of 30)
101.2 (4th of 30) DRtg 99.6 (2nd of 30)
Chris Paul (knee) out
Rudy Gay (funeral) out
Chauncey Billups (ankle) out
Quincy Pondexter (sprained MCL) out
Trey Thompkins (knee) out

The loss of Chris Paul is huge for the Clippers, but Eric Bledsoe has had great success against the Grizzlies and in particular has given Mike Conley fits, so you should not count the Clippers out of this one by any means.