Morant leads Memphis into matchup with Los Angeles

February 7, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Clippers (27-28, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (37-18, third in the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Ja Morant leads Memphis into a matchup against Los Angeles. He ranks fifth in the NBA averaging 26.4 points per game.

The Grizzlies are 26-11 in Western Conference games. Memphis scores 112.7 points and has outscored opponents by 4.1 points per game.

The Clippers have gone 14-20 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles has a 13-15 record against opponents over .500.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Grizzlies won 123-108 in the last meeting on Jan. 8. Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 26 points, and Marcus Morris led the Clippers with 29 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Morant is shooting 49.0% and averaging 26.4 points for the Grizzlies. Jackson is averaging 18.8 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.

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Ivica Zubac is averaging 9.6 points and eight rebounds for the Clippers. Luke Kennard is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 7-3, averaging 117.2 points, 50.0 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 10.2 steals and 7.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.3 points per game.

Clippers: 5-5, averaging 112.8 points, 45.8 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.8 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks: out (ankle).

Clippers: Paul George: out (elbow), Kawhi Leonard: out (knee), Jason Preston: out (foot), Jay Scrubb: out (toe), Ivica Zubac: day to day (calf).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.