Gasol leads Memphis in Clippers rout

AP, MEMPHIS, Tennessee

Tue, Nov 25, 2014 - Page 20

Marc Gasol scored 30 points and had 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies 107-91 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

Gasol was 13 of 18 from the field as six Grizzlies reached double figures. Courtney Lee added 13 points for Memphis, who maintained the league’s best record (12-2).

Tony Allen had 12 points, while Beno Udrih and Quincy Pondexter had 11 points apiece off the Memphis bench, with Zach Randolph adding 10.

Chris Paul had 22 points, five assists and four steals for the Clippers, who snapped a two-game winning streak. Jamal Crawford scored 19 and JJ Redick finished with 15, going 3 of 6 from outside the arc.

Blake Griffin scored 12 points, but was 5 of 17 from the field.

Elsewhere in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-86, as Miami’s Luol Deng scored 26 points, while Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers each added 20 to help the Heat edge the Charlotte Hornets 94-93.

Kemba Walker missed two potential go-ahead shots in the final half-minute for the Hornets, before Al Jefferson’s tip-in try bounced off the rim as time expired and Charlotte dropped their fifth straight.

Chalmers had 10 assists for his second double-double of the season and Shabazz Napier scored 14 for the Heat. Jefferson finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Hornets.

In Boston, LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, while reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Celtics 94-88 to extend their winning streak to seven.

Damian Lillard added 12 points and five assists for Portland, while Nicolas Batum also had 12 points.

Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger had 19 points each for Boston, who dropped their fifth in six games.

Also on Sunday, Wilson Chandler scored 19 points for Denver, while Ty Lawson had 18 and 16 assists to help the Nuggets beat the Lakers 101-94 in overtime.

Arron Afflalo added 15 points for the Nuggets, who claimed their seventh victory in a row over the Lakers to make it five of six overall following a 1-6 start.

Kobe Bryant scored 27 to lead the Lakers (3-11), who have lost six of seven at home, while Jeremy Lin added 17 points.

Additional reporting by Reuters