Leading Point Guard Chris Paul Out Of LA Clippers Clash With Grizzlies. Eric Bledsoe Will Start In His Place.
Memphis, Tennessee (Sporting Alert) — The following are the starters for the NBA game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the traveling Los Angeles Clippers at FedExForum in Tennessee.
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With leading point guard Chris Paul out because of a bruised right kneecap, Eric Bledsoe has been handed the starting place to play alongside Willie Green at the guard.
“It’s just a long season and the smart thing to do right now,” Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro said on www.clippers.com.
“We’ll just let him get some therapy, get some rest and make sure he heels up properly. Every day it will be kind of a game-time decision, but tonight he’ll be out.”
“We’ve got to do a good job helping [Bledsoe] a little bit, too,” Del Negro added. “Guys have got to make shots and talk and we’ve got to put him a position to be successful.
“He’s got to control the tempo, control his turnovers and run the team. It’s nothing he’s not capable of doing.”
Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers Teams
Clippers: Eric Bledsoe – G; Willie Green – G; Caron Butler – F; Blake Griffin – F; DeAndre Jordan – C
Memphis: Mike Conley – G; Tony Allen – G; Zach Randolph – F; Wayne Ellington – F; Marc Gasol – C