Grizzlies share rock, roll Clippers

Mike Conley only played in 12 games in 2017-18.

The Memphis Grizzlies are putting the basketball world on notice. If they can stay healthy, they believe they can beat anyone, anywhere, anytime.

The latest example came Saturday afternoon, when the Grizzlies went in to the Staples Center and suffocated the Los Angeles Clippers by a 113-104 count.

And the Grizzlies (6-3) had seven guys reach double-figures in scoring, displaying the type of balance that has led to their underrated start. Mike Conley led the way with 22 points, and Marc Gasol added 21 and Tyreke Evans scored 20.

“Any time you can get multiple guys in double figures, it means the ball’s moving, everybody’s in rhythm, people are being unselfish,” Grizzlies coach David Fizdale.

Making things even better for Memphis? The bench outscored the Clippers’ bench, 55-22.

“They’re a team that every single guy is in attack mode,” said Clippers coach Doc Rivers. “That’s what makes them good. They also share the ball well and space the floor. Every single guy you have to be ready to guard. Just watching it was frustrating.”

Blake Griffin led the Clippers (5-3) with 30 points and 11 rebounds, and Patrick Beverly had 23 points.