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Thursday, December 5th (All times Eastern)

Los Angeles Clippers (12-7) at Memphis Grizzlies (9-8), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Clippers didn't get the first of two seven-game road trips off to a good start and will pay a visit to the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday night at FedExForum.

The Clippers opened a 13-day journey with Wednesday's 107-97 loss at Atlanta and were led by Blake Griffin's 24 points and seven rebounds. Chris Paul compiled 19 points and handed out 11 assists, while Jamal Crawford and Darren Collison both scored 13 points off the bench.

Los Angeles made 47 percent of its shots, but was cold from 3-point range, making only 4-of-19 attempts.

"We weren't here tonight defensively," said Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, who is still one win shy of 600 in his career. "They got comfortable."

Rivers can become the 23rd coach all-time to win that many games with a victory on Beale Street. He would also join Gregg Popovich and Rick Adelman as the only active head coaches with at least 600 victories.

L.A. had won four in a row and nine of 11 games until dropping a 105-100 decision versus the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, and fell to 4-5 as the visitor with the recent setback to the Hawks. The Clippers will also visit Cleveland, Philadelphia, Boston, Brooklyn and Washington on the trek.

The Clips, who are second in the NBA with 105.9 points per game, have a lengthy seven-game sojourn scheduled from Jan. 17-27.

Meanwhile, Memphis improved to 1-1 on its six-game homestand with Tuesday's 110-91 triumph over the Phoenix Suns. Mike Conley scored 18 points and handed out 14 assists, Jon Leuer ended with 23 points and nine rebounds and Ed Davis posted 21 points and 12 rebounds in the win.

Memphis shot 54.8 percent (46-for-84) from the field and had a 56-36 advantage in the paint.

Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph missed his second straight game with a toe injury and Memphis is already without reigning Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol (knee).

"We know with Marc (Gasol) and Zach out, obviously it's going to be a tough loss for us," said Leuer. "Those are two guys that are a huge part of this team. When they go down, everybody else has to step up. That's what we were able to do tonight."

Randolph is questionable versus the Clippers and has posted a double-double in seven of his last 10 games played. Memphis is 6-0 this season when Randolph leads or ties the team in scoring.

The Grizzlies, winners in six of nine games overall, are 4-5 at home and will also welcome Golden State, Orlando and Oklahoma City to FedExForum. Memphis snapped a four-game home losing streak against the Suns.

Memphis and the Clippers are certainly familiar with each other. The Clippers and Grizzlies have met 21 times over the last two seasons, including 13 playoff games. Memphis survived last year in the postseason and recorded a 106-102 victory on Nov. 18 at Staples Center.

Randolph led the way in that one with 26 points and 15 rebounds.

12/05 10:26:19 ET

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Schedule

Wednesday, April 16Full Scoreboard
Chicago86Final(OT) | Box
Charlotte «91
Indiana «101Final | Box
Orlando86
Washington1164th Qtr 2:37 | Box
Boston93CSN-CHI, SportSouth
Brooklyn814th Qtr 2:50 | Box
Cleveland110CSN-DC, CSN-NE
Dallas824th Qtr 9:25 | Box
Memphis78YES, FSN-OH
Philadelphia894th Qtr 9:03 | Box
Miami74FSN-SW, SportSouth, ESPN
Atlanta1024th Qtr 3:06 | Box
Milwaukee93CSN-PHI, SunSports
Utah1034th Qtr 2:51 | Box
Minnesota96SportSouth, FSN-WIS
Houston1004th Qtr 2:07 | Box
New Orleans101ROOT-RM, FSN-N
Toronto854th Qtr 6:03 | Box
New York81CSN-HOU, FSN-NO
Detroit1014th Qtr 7:21 | Box
Oklahoma City93Sportsnet 360, MSG
LA Lakers «113Final | Box
San Antonio100
Golden State 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Denver FSN-DET, FSN-OK
LA Clippers 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Portland FSN-PT, KGW
Phoenix 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Sacramento FSN-AZ, CSN-CA
Full Scoreboard

Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
16th
DUR 6
NOR 8
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
9th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
9th
DET 2
CLE 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
8th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
6th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
7th
HOU 4
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
1st
ANA 0
OAK 0
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
4th
MIL 93
ATL 102
 
4th
CLE 108
BRK 81
 
4th
MEM 78
DAL 82
 
4th
OKC 93
DET 101
 
4th
NOP 101
HOU 100
 
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
 
4th
MIA 74
PHI 89
 
4th
NYK 81
TOR 85
 
4th
MIN 96
UTA 103
 
4th
BOS 91
WAS 116
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
1st OT
TAM 4
MON 4
 
3rd
PIT 4
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
16th
DUR 6
NOR 8