Clippers win without CP3, beat Grizzlies 99-73

Clippers win without CP3, beat Grizzlies 99-73
January 14, 2013, 10:29 pm
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe (12) gets fouled by Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (9) while going to the basket against Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Reserves Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers easily routed the Memphis Grizzlies 99-73 Monday night with Chris Paul missing his first game this season because of a bruised right kneecap.

The matchup between two of the best teams in the West wasn't close much of the way. While Paul watched from the bench, the Grizzlies were without their leading scorer as Rudy Gay was excused for his grandmother's funeral in Baltimore.

This also was the Clippers' first trip to Memphis since they won Game 7 of their opening-round playoff series last May, and they held the Grizzles to a season-low in points.

Eric Bledsoe, starting for Paul, had 14 points, and Blake Griffin scored 10.

Zach Randolph had 15 for Memphis. Wayne Ellington added 11, and Darrell Arthur had 10.