Grizzlies Fend Off Clippers in OT

Gay, Maggette score team highs in 125-120 Memphis victory
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2008 4:41 AM CST
Los Angeles Clippers' Corey Maggette, left, Memphis Grizzlies' Rudy Gay (22) and Los Angeles Clippers' Al Thornton battle for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With the Clippers and Grizzlies looking at depleted rosters and coming off disheartening weeks, the stakes were high for both teams, reports the Commercial Appeal. Los Angeles (minus Chris Kaman) didn't lead at all during regulation, but went up by three in overtime before Memphis (less Paul Gasol and Damon Stoudamire) pulled ahead for good to take it, 125-120.

Both teams showed stellar aim, shooting just over 52%. Rudy Gay topped team scoring for Memphis with 34 points, and Mike Miller added 27 in a game that saw only six Grizzlies get on the scoreboard, and only nine take the floor. The Clippers had more typical contributions from the bench, to augment Corey Maggette's 35 points.