By CLAY BAILEY
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 36 factors, Robert Covington additionally had a season-high 27 factors and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 141-132 on Wednesday night time. Memphis Grizzlies to open a two-game sequence. .
The groups, each understaffed on Wednesday, will meet once more on Friday night time in Memphis.
Westbrook hit 5 3-pointers with no miss and had 10 assists. Covington was 9 of 10 from the sector, hitting all seven of his 3-point makes an attempt.
Bones Hyland added 20 factors for Los Angeles, together with 12 within the fourth quarter because the Clippers pulled away within the last seven minutes.
Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 36 factors and 9 assists. Dillon Brooks added 30 factors as Memphis’ beginning 5 completed in double figures. The Grizzlies had received seven in a row and 12 in a row at residence.
Whereas the Clippers are with out Paul George as he recovers from a sprained proper knee, Kawhi Leonard was late for private causes.
The Grizzlies sat out a number of key gamers on the second night time in a row. Morant returned after lacking Orlando on Tuesday night time, however Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane, Tyus Jones and reserve John Konchar had been dominated out with numerous illnesses.
Clippers: Along with George and Leonard, Marcus Morris Sr. sat out his second recreation beneath well being and security protocol. … Terance Mann began in Leonard’s place. … G Norman Powell returned after lacking 11 video games with a left shoulder subluxation. He scored 13 factors.
Grizzlies: C Steven Adams missed his thirtieth recreation with a sprained PCL in his proper knee. … Former Clipper Luke Kennard, obtained in a trade-deadline deal, began his twelfth recreation of the season, however his first in a Memphis uniform.
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