The Los Angeles Clippers are the best team in LA for the time being, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 101-92 Wednesday night.
The game wasn't pretty for either side. The two teams combined for 43 turnovers, and if it wasn't for the Clippers' 13-point advantage in the fourth quarter, this game could have gone either way.
Chris Paul had 12 points and 12 assists, while only turning the ball over twice in a little over 34 minutes. His job was made easier because of five other Clippers players who managed to score in double figures.
Rudy Gay (25), Marc Gasol (20) and Zach Randolph (15) tried to keep their team in the game, but they got very little help otherwise. Mike Conley Jr., who has a lot of responsibility as the Grizzlies' point guard this season, had six turnovers.
Player of the Game: Chris Paul
Yes, Jamal Crawford did have 29 points, but that's all he does. Paul's double-double provided leadership, efficient play and a steady hand to steer the offense. Once again, he showed why he's the league's best all-around point guard.
Paul's 6-to-1 assist to turnover ratio is exactly what you want from your floor general. This team will go as far as he takes them, and the supporting cast stepped up to the plate Wednesday.
What's Next for the Los Angeles Clippers
The 1-0 Clippers will face their inner-city rival on Friday when they travel to face the 0-2 Lakers.
What's Next for the Memphis Grizzlies
The 0-1 Grizzlies will try and grab their first win on Friday when they travel west to face the Warriors.