Chris Paul had 15 points and eight assists while Darren Collison and Jamal Crawford came off the bench to pour in 15 points each as the Clippers cruised in the second half en route to a 101-81 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday night.
Big man Kosta Koufos led the Grizzlies with 17 points and nine rebounds and Mike Conley added 16.
Grizzlies’ power forward Zach Randolph, who missed the last two games with a toe injury, had 12 points on a rather inefficient night, shooting four-of-13 from the field and turning the ball over seven times. He did, however, manage to pull down 12 rebounds in 31 minutes.
The game was very competitive in the early going and neither team could really get anything going offensively. The Grizzlies actually took a 40-38 lead into the half.
Trailing 47-44 at the 8:10 mark in the third quarter, the Clippers took over, going on a 17-2 run to take a 12-point lead. They cruised from there.
The Clippers scored 61 second half points while holding the Grizzlies to just 39.
Blake Griffin had 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists and DeAndre Jordan scored 10 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked three shots.
The win improved the Clippers’ record to 13-7 while the Grizzlies fell to 9-9.