It was a forgetful night from the Clippers on Thursday night, as they got blown out by the Grizzlies 122-94.
This was only the fourth time all season the Clippers have failed to reach 100 points, and their second fewest points they’ve scored all season. They barely shot 40 percent from the field and went 12-for-34 from deep on the night. As they say, sometimes it just isn’t your night.
However, that wasn’t the case for the Grizzlies. It was their night, as they shot 54 percent from the field and 57 percent from deep. The fact Memphis was lights out from beyond the arc isn’t shocking. After seeing this tweet earlier, I knew the Grizzlies would shoot lights out tonight.
#Grizzlies #Clippers preview:— Fastbreak Breakfast (@fastbreakbreak) February 25, 2021
Tonight Memphis will try to become the first team in NBA history to have three straight games attempting at least 30 3-pointers and making under 20% of them
We’ve seen the Clippers struggle to win when they’re without both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. It’s also difficult to win when they both have really bad nights. The two players combined for 30 points, shooting 9-for-26 from the field.
With less than two minutes left in the first half, the game was tied at 53. It was a competitive and back-and-forth game up to that point, but then the Grizzlies put their foot on the gas and never let up. They scored eight quick points to end the half, taking a lead into the half. The Clippers cut their deficit to six in the second half, but that was the closest they’d get for the rest of the night.
They were outscored 61-41 in the second half.
Well, luckily for the Clippers, they’ll have a chance to get their revenge... and pretty quickly. These two teams will go at it again on Friday night at 5:00 p.m. PT.