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Clippers vs. Grizzlies final score: L.A. bench shines in 101-81 victory over Memphis

The Clippers' starters continue to adjust to life without J.J. Redick, but their bench stepped up big through the second half.

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The Los Angeles Clippers bounced back from a two-game losing skid Thursday night with a 101-81 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Chris Paul played only 27 minutes and still finished with 15 points and eight assists.

DeAndre Jordan finished with a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. It was the Clippers' bench that played a huge role through the game, though. Their reserves combined for 50 points while going 8-for-12 from beyond the arc. Jamal Crawford and Darren Collison both matched Paul's team-high 15 points.

The Grizzlies went into halftime with a two-point lead but scored just 11 points in the third quarter, allowing the Clippers to take control of the game. Memphis went 3-for-17 from the field and missed all six of its three-point attempts during the third.

The Clippers piled on the margin through the fourth quarter. Their largest lead of the night was 24 points.

Memphis struggled to score, shooting just 38 percent on the night.  Tayshaun Prince missed all five of his field goal attempts and the team clearly missed Marc Gasol's presence during a game where Zach Randolph also struggled to score. Randolph went just 4-for-13 from the field. Kosta Koufos finished with a game-high 17 points.

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