Russell scores 28, Lakers beat Grizzlies 108-103

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Doc Rivers won his 800th game as a coach and the Los Angeles Clippers topped the Los Angeles Lakers 115-104 on Saturday at Staples Center.

Paul had 12 assists and made all 10 of his free throws, and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 12 rebounds.

The victory was the 800th of Rivers' coaching career, making him only the 15th coach in National Basketball Association history to notch that mark.

Griffin scored the game's first basket on a jumper, giving him 10,000 points in his career.

But Griffin and Paul combined to score the Clippers' final seven points.

Randy Smith scored 10,467 as a member of the Buffalo Braves.

David Nwaba scored 19 points to lead the Lakers (21-55), who lost their fourth in a row.

Memphis guard Tony Allen said the Los Angeles Lakers caught the Grizzlies by surprise Sunday. "At the beginning of this week, we had two days between games for the first time since February, so I thought it was great for us, not just physically, but mentally, just to kind of get out of the gym, get a day of treatment, and a day of practice".

With the win, Chicago moved into the seventh play-off spot in the Eastern Conference and into a virtual three-way tie with the idle Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. Conley overcame his own early struggles, scoring 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, but missed a 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds to play that could have tied the game.

Dwight Howard and Ersan Ilyasova each scored 13 points for Atlanta.

Butler scored the Bulls' final nine points. Russell, 21, had four turnovers in the first quarter, but the second-year guard had only one more the rest of the game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 104.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting.

Sean Kilpatrick added 15 points for the Nets, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Meyers Leonard stepped up with a 13-rebounds, 12-point double-double; a welcome sign, following news that Jusuf Nurkic would be out for the season with a leg fracture.

The Kings' bench outscored Minnesota's reserves by a lopsided 66-26 margin. He's slated to be under a minutes restriction, however, so Corey Brewer and Larry Nance figure to continue seeing expanded roles until at least Sunday's contest against the Grizzlies, when Ingram may have his restriction removed barring any setbacks. The Blazers (38-38) led by as many as 25 points and got back to.500 for the first time since they were 12-12 on December 9.

Ingram (knee) will be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Clippers, Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Devin Booker led the Suns with 31 points.

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