Grizzlies use balanced scoring to beat Clippers
LOS ANGELES – Agence France-Presse
The Memphis Grizzlies used a balanced offensive attack and some timely fourth quarter baskets to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-104 on Nov. 4 at Staples Center arena.Mike Conley tallied 22 points and was one of seven players to score in double figures for the visiting Grizzlies, who led most of the first half behind some efficient offensive play as they connected on almost 44 percent of their three-point attempts.Memphis (6-3) got key contributions off the bench from guards Tyreke Evans and Mario Chalmers, who scored 20 and 12 points respectively, as well as 13 points from Brandan Wright and 10 by Chandler Parsons to keep the Clippers at bay.
Conley’s offense was a welcome addition as the Grizzlies snapped a two-game losing skid.“He still isn’t 100 percent,” Memphis head coach David Fizdale said of Conley. “But you could see a difference in places he is on the floor when he’s a little healthier. Any time he’s playing well, we’re in the game.”Elsewhere, Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Golden State Warriors routed the Denver Nuggets 127-108.
Draymond Green had 15 points, eight assists and seven assists and Klay Thompson scored 15 points for Golden State, which has won three straight and six of its last seven.Will Barton had 21 points and eight rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay scored 15 points for Denver, which lost the second game of a home back-to-back.In Detroit, the Pistons are off to a 7-3 start following a 108-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Avery Bradley led the way with 24 points, Harris scored 20 points, and Andre Drummond had 16 points and 19 rebounds.The Kings lost their seventh straight game and have started 1-8 for the first time since the 1990-91 season.