LA Clippers resumes hot offense

LA Clippers resumes hot offense

The LA Clippers is eyes to make use of their strong offense against the Memphis Grizzlies, with aims of having a good momentum coming into the playoffs. Clippers are coming in this match with a 124-112 win against the Bulls. With that win, they have now won three of their last five matches in the league. As for the Grizzlies, they are also coming from a win against the Magic, that ended in a 123-119 victory. This is no longer surprising as they have won seven straight matches heading into the playoffs. Grizzlies is set to host this match on March 30, 2023, at 8:00 AM (GMT+8).

This is the second meeting between these two teams, but are the first day of their back-to-back games. During their first match, it was the hosts who had the 135-129 win. With that, the visitors are eager to bounce back and even their meetings. The hosts are one of the teams who had an early qualification in the playoffs this season. In the West, they are sitting at the second spot with 48 wins and 27 losses. 33 of those wins are coming at home, which could give them the confidence for this match. The visitors on the other hand are at the fifth in the West, having 40 wins and 36 losses. When playing on the road, they are doing well, but not that impressive, winning 19 matches.

LA Clippers

NBA: LA Clippers
Photo courtesy of Getty Images

The Clippers have been hot in shooting on their last match against the Bulls, and that is what they need to take advantage of. On their match against the Bulls, they managed to shot almost 60% of their offense. This just shows how strong offensive team they are. That win is actually an important win for them because they already lost to two of their last three matches. They shoot 20 threes on that match, which have been their key to victory. Additionally, it was their teamwork that made them win that match. Their passes have been good, and they had a lot of open shots. They are shooting 47.5% in the field, while shooting 78% in the free-throw line. They are the 22nd in offense with 113 points per game, but are 11th in defense, as they give up only 112.6 points per game.

While Paul George remains to be out in this game, Kawhi Leonard is expected to lead the Clippers in this match. He is chipping in 23.6 points per game, 6.3 rebounds, and 5.1 assists. Aside from George, the Clippers will be without Brandon Boston Jr., Normal Powell, and Marcus Morris Sr.

Memphis Grizzlies

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies
Photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports

The Grizzlies on the other hand are confident coming into this game, due to the recent results of their matches. They currently hold the longest-active winning streak in the league, winning seven straight matches. In fact, they only have one loss from their last 10 games, a record surprising everyone. During their match against the Hawks, they have been everywhere there, shooting 53.9% from the floor. That shooting includes 62 points in the paint, and 24 fast-break points. However, they allowed the Hawks to outrebound them, 48-39, giving up 14 offensive rebounds. Fortunately, the Hawks were not able to take advantage of that which did not gave them a win. Offensively, they are the ninth with 116.7 points per game, and seventh in defense, giving up 112.4 points per game.

Ja Morant, who leads the Grizzlies with 26.8 points per game is out in this game, following an issue in his thigh. With that, it will be Desmond Bane who is expected to lead the Grizzlies with 21.2 points per game. Aside from Morant, Vince Williams Jr., Ziaire Williams, Steven Adams, and Brandon Clarke are all expected to be unavailable in this match as well.


Memphis Grizzlies
Total Under: 111.5
Odds: 0.94

Ready to play?

You may place your bets for the NBA match between LA Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies at Nova88, Asia’s largest and most trusted Online Casino Malaysia. Join and play now!