The LA Clippers will look to take a strangle hold in game three of their best of seven NBA playoff series as they face the Memphis Grizzlies in a pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time for game three from Memphis is scheduled for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.
The betting odds from this NBA pro basketball playoff game has the home team Memphis Grizzlies favored by -4 points with an over under line of 180 ½ points. There has been no line movement in this NBA game since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The Clippers took a 2-0 series lead in this best of seven series after a 93-91 home victory against the Memphis Grizzlies as a -5 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 179 ½ points.
LA wins as Chris Paul hits a short range shot at near the buzzer to break a 91-91 tie. The Clippers shot 47.4% from the floor and nailed 2 of 15 from beyond the arc. They connected on 17 of 22 from the free throw line. The Clips pulled down two more rebounds than Memphis. Chris Paul led LA with 24 points and nine assists as he made 9 of his 17 shots. Blake Griffin had 21 points on 9 of 18 shooting. The Clippers have shot well this season as the team connects on 47.8% from the field ranking fourth in the league. They team gives up 94.6 points a game ranking fourth in the NBA in scoring defense.
The Grizzlies shot 45.2% from the floor and 2 of 11 from three in defeat. Memphis gave away the game at the free throw line as the team misses 11 of 34 from the charity stripe. Each team committed 13 turnovers. Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 28 points and nine assists as he made 9 of his 18 shots. Marc Gasol had 17 points and seven boards. It was a rough night for Tayshaun Price who made only 2 of 10 from the floor. Memphis is a top three team in all three key defensive categories. Their issue is the Grizzlies rank in the bottom third of the league in three key areas of offense. They put up 93.4 points a game ranking 27th and fourth last in the NBA.