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Grizzlies comeback attempt falls short in loss to Clippers

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The Grizzlies dug themselves into another hole, and despite their best efforts, fell to the Clippers at home Friday night, 99-88.

A 30-15 second quarter gave Los Angeles a big halftime lead to build on, limiting Memphis to just 35 points in the first half.

Mike Conley did all he could to lead his team to victory, but couldn’t get it done. The point guard continued his hot start, scoring a game-high 30 points to go with 10 assists.

While Conley’s shot was on fire (7-11 from 3), Memphis as a team went cold from the field. In fact, just two other players hit a three-pointer for the Grizz as the team shot 36.9 percent from the floor.

Marc Gasol chipped in 21 points against the reigning All-Defensive first team center DeAndre Jordan.

James Ennis continued his huge workload in place of Chandler Parsons, who is expected to return Tuesday. Ennis hauled in 11 rebounds in 36 minutes.

While the Clippers did not shoot particularly well (37 percent), Chris Paul scored a gritty 27 points on 15 free throw attempts (14 made). CP3 also had 11 assists, 4 rebounds, 6 steals, and 2 blocks.

Jordan dominated the glass with 21 boards.

The Grizz are now back at .500, having rotated wins and losses all season. They’ll hope to continue that trend, at least for one game, when they take on Portland at home on Sunday.

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