Los Angeles takes home win streak into matchup with Memphis

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Posted4/21/2021 7:00 AM

Memphis Grizzlies (29-27, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (41-19, third in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT

 

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles will try to keep its six-game home win streak alive when the Clippers face Memphis.

The Clippers are 24-10 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles is 27-7 when winning the rebound battle and averages 44.2 rebounds per game.

The Grizzlies are 12-19 against Western Conference opponents. Memphis is second in the Western Conference with 11.2 offensive rebounds per game led by Jonas Valanciunas averaging 4.2.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Clippers won 119-99 in the last matchup on Feb. 26. Kawhi Leonard led LA with 30 points, and Valanciunas led Memphis with 22 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Paul George is scoring 23.8 points per game and averaging 6.4 rebounds for the Clippers. Marcus Morris Sr. is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers and 14.9 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

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Grayson Allen leads the Grizzlies averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers while scoring 11.5 points per game and shooting 41.2% from beyond the arc. Ja Morant is averaging 18 points and five rebounds while shooting 45.3% over the last 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 9-1, averaging 117.3 points, 44 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 50.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points on 44.8% shooting.

Grizzlies: 6-4, averaging 123 points, 46.6 rebounds, 30.1 assists, 8.8 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.3 points on 47.1% shooting.

INJURIES: Clippers: Serge Ibaka: out (back), Patrick Beverley: out (hand), Kawhi Leonard: out (foot).

Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks: day to day (thigh), Jonas Valanciunas: out (concussion), Jaren Jackson Jr.: day to day (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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