LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.J. Redick scored six points in the final 55 seconds to rally the Los Angeles Clippers to a 94-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, snapping a two-game skid.
Blake Griffin had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan added 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers during a back-and-forth game in which neither team led by more than eight points.
Redick finished with 16 points, but his biggest contributions came when he hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and then got fouled by Tony Allen and made all three free throws to put the Clippers ahead 90-86.
Zach Randolph scored 26 points to lead the Grizzlies, who dropped their third in a row. Marc Gasol added 18 points but had a couple of costly misses at the foul line in the closing seconds, and Mike Conley had 16.
The final 13 seconds turned into a foul fest.
Chris Paul fouled former teammate Matt Barnes on a 3-point attempt with eight seconds left, and Barnes made all three to draw the Grizzlies to 90-89. Paul finished with 14 points.
Jamal Crawford hit a pair of free throws after being fouled by Courtney Lee to keep Los Angeles ahead 92-89 with seven seconds left. Crawford added 13 points off the bench, but drew groans from the fans with a rare miss that had Los Angeles leading 93-90 with five seconds to go.
Gasol was only 3 of 6 over the final six seconds while an especially loud male fan taunted him.
Neither team led by more than six points through the first three quarters.
Crawford’s 3-pointer from the right corner beat the buzzer to end the third, giving the Clippers a 70-66 lead.
Grizzlies: Barnes faced his old team for the first time since leaving over the summer. He had eight points, six rebounds and four fouls in 27 minutes off the bench. … Gasol received a flagrant-1 foul after hitting Griffin in the nose with his left arm in the fourth.
Clippers: Paul returned after missing one game with a sore right groin. … He needs five assists to reach 7,000 in his career. … Paul Pierce was called for a flagrant-1 foul on Jeff Green, who landed in the courtside photographers in the fourth.
Grizzlies: Host NBA champion Golden State on Wednesday.
Clippers: They visit Dallas on Wednesday in Jordan’s first game there since he reneged on a verbal commitment to play for the Mavs last summer.
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