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Grizzlies survive wild finish to beat Clippers

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LOS ANGELES, Calif-Marc Gasol hit a go-ahead 3-pointer from the left corner with 14 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies hung on to beat the Clippers 111-107 on Wednesday night, snapping Los Angeles’ seven-game winning streak.

Mike Conley scored 30 points, Gasol added a season-high 26 and Memphis equaled a season high with 15 3-pointers, including a career high-tying seven by Conley.

J.J. Redick scored a season-high 29 points, Blake Griffin added 25, and DeAndre Jordan had 14 rebounds for the Clippers, who still have the NBA’s best record at 10-2. Both of their losses have come at home.

Los Angeles came in outscoring opponents by an average of 16.6 points, fourth-highest in NBA history, but the Grizzlies built a 16-point lead in the first half and were ahead by seven going into the fourth.

In the end, it was the Grizzlies’ defense that preserved the victory.