Zach Randolph scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies capitalized on Blake Griffin's ankle injury to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-93 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Mike Conley added 20 points for the Grizzlies, who have won the last three and will try to wrap it up Friday at home.

Chris Paul led Los Angeles with 35 points, tying a career playoff high.

Griffin was late joining teammates on the floor for warm-ups because he was getting his right ankle worked on. The three-time All-Star rolled it during Monday's practice when he stepped on Lamar Odom's foot, but no one in the organization let on, and coach Vinny Del Negro didn't broach the subject during his pregame briefing with reporters.

Once the game started, Griffin ignored the ankle issue and attacked the Grizzlies in the same reckless manner that has been his trademark. But he played only 19 minutes -- six in the second half -- and finished with four points, five rebounds and five assists.

Honor: Knicks guard Jason Kidd has become the first player to win back-to-back NBA sportsmanship awards. Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who won the award in 2011, finished second in the voting.



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