A Healthy Los Angeles Clippers Clobber the Memphis Grizzlies, 126-105

Michael KarapetianContributor IIFebruary 7, 2009

For 48 minutes, the Los Angeles Clippers, ClipperNation and Coach Mike Dunleavy Sr., saw a glimpse of what could have been as they went into FedEx Arena and defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 126-105.

It was a welcome back party for forward Zach Randolph, as it was his third game back from an injury suffered in late Dec., while it was the coming out party for guard Ricky Davis. Clippers were propelled by a franchise record 16 three-point baskets en route to the victory.

Davis scored 24 points, including six 3-point makes. Randolph, on the other hand, scored 35 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, to go with a 3-point basket from just behind mid-court as time expired in the first half.

“It was one of them nights,” Randolph said of the shooting performance.

Coach Dunleavy was impressed with his teams play, with right reason.

“Our guys did a great job of moving the basketball,” Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said. “We got a lot of good looks, and we were banging them down.”

The Grizzlies came out flat, while the Clippers were clicking on all cylinders. Rudy Gay, forward, believes that is the key reason to why the game was never close.

“It’s tough to come back from the deficit we forced ourselves into in the first half,” Gay said. “It was tough, but it also was a lesson.”

Clippers turn around and head off to Atlanta for a showdown against the Hawks Saturday evening, while the Grizzlies head on up to Canada to face the Toronto Raptors.