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Grizzlies continue road trip against the Clippers

We may be witnessing the congealing of the 2013-14 Memphis Grizzlies, but a bout with the Clippers will prove as a much more accurate measuring stick.

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Memphis Grizzlies
@ Los Angeles Clippers

Monday, Nov 18, 2013, 9:30 PM CST
STAPLES Center

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A streak, Grizzlies fans, and a winning one at that. I know it feels good, especially (or despite) after weathering a flurry of 3pt shooting from the Kings, but Memphis will go up against a much fiercer opponent on Monday night in LA.

The Grizzlies tipoff against the Clippers at 9:30pm CST in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and the game can be viewed locally (Memphis) on the usual tv/radio combo of Fox SportsSouth and 92.9 FM ESPN.

Recently for the Grizzlies: A closer-to-signature win over the Kings in Sacramento. Zach Randolph continued his dominance over weak big men, and the Grizzlies received significant contributions from nearly everyone else that played. Griz fans might start to see the solidification of Dave Joerger's lineup rotations, and they might be cementing themselves into something pleasantly familiar.

Recently for the Clippers: A trouncing of the Brooklyn Nets (which is proving to mean nothing) to improve their record to 7-3 and four in a row against (current) quality opponents (HOU, MIN, OKC and BKN). Blake Griffin went off for 30 pts and J.J. Redick nearly matched with 26, including 5/7 from beyond the arc. The Clippers are undefeated at home; can the Grizzlies find the chink in the armor?

Last time they met (regular season): 4/13/2013, a season-finishing, half-hearted effort from the Grizzlies in which only Marc Gasol and Tayshaun Prince had respectable games, not really the combo you want leading the team. That may have been a tired, complacent Griz team, as the same squad dominated the Clippers in LA just a month earlier.

STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Zach Randolph, PF 39 7-17 0-1 2-3 5 7 12 1 1 2 3 2 -1 16
Tayshaun Prince, SF 34 5-10 3-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 +6 13
Marc Gasol, C 38 7-14 0-0 4-4 3 12 15 7 0 0 0 2 +6 18
Mike Conley, PG 37 4-11 1-2 3-5 0 4 4 6 0 0 1 4 +5 12
Tony Allen, SG 22 3-7 0-0 1-4 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 -2 7
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Darrell Arthur, PF 16 2-5 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 1 0 1 -6 4
Ed Davis, PF 2 0-1 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 -5 1
Austin Daye, SF 7 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 -7 2
Quincy Pondexter, SF 19 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 1 -8 3
Jerryd Bayless, PG 22 3-10 1-3 1-1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 -6 8
Keyon Dooling, PG 4 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 -2 3