The Los Angeles Clippers snapped a five game losing against their Western Conference opponents, the Memphis Grizzles in a 101-81 victory.
The Clippers also snapped a two game losing streak and Doc Rivers accumulated his 600th career coaching victory.
After a sluggish start in the first quarter, the Clippers finally turned up the intensity in defensively in the second quarter. The two teams battled, trailing Memphis 42-40 at halftime.
The third quarter prove to be just as chippy as the first half, when Jerryd Bayless gave Blake Griffin a vicious shove that resulted in flagrant one call given to Bayless.
The Clippers sprinted out to a 21-5 run and built up an eleven point lead tot he end the third.
Griffin spoke about the run the third quarter, "there are challenges mentally and physically, and I think that was a mental challenge for us. We were mentally tough in that situation."
They continued to increase their lead to as much as 24 points, shooting 71 % in the fourth quarter and playing superb defense.
DeAndre Jordan and Griffin held Zack Randolph in check majority of the night. Randolph finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds who struggled shooting on the night.
"I just thought their leadership defensively was why we won the game," said Rivers about Jordan and Griffin's performance.
"We have myself, young, athletic guys that know what we're capable of. I may not be athletic, but I am young. We have everything we need," said Paul.
Mike Conley Jr. finished with 16 points on 75% shooting, and Kosta Koufos finished with 17 points in the loss.
"They established themselves early in the second half. They hit some tough shots. They played well defensively," said Koufos.
The Clippers will move on to take on the Cleveland Cavs on Saturday night.