LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.J. Redick and Blake Griffin scored 18 points each and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away down the stretch to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 94-86 on Saturday night to take a step toward securing home-court advantage for the playoffs.
DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 16 rebounds and Chris Paul had 15 points and 14 assists to help the Clippers win their fifth in a row.
They could finish anywhere from second to sixth in the tightly bunched Western Conference. Wins in their last two games could allow the Clippers to open their fourth consecutive playoff appearance at home.
Zach Randolph had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who lost starter Marc Gasol to a sprained left ankle late in the first quarter. Beno Udrih, who finished with 14 points, also was out for a stretch before returning in the game’s closing minutes. Jeff Green added 15 points.
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