Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jamal Crawford poured in 29 points on 10- of-14 shooting in his Clippers debut, masking slow season openers by Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in Los Angeles' 101-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in a chippy rematch of last season's first-round playoff matchup.
The Clippers outlasted the Grizzlies in seven games last postseason, and Wednesday's meeting was appropriately decided in the closing minutes.
Paul and Griffin each made just 4-of-10 from the field to net 12 and 11 points, respectively, in the win. Paul also dished out 12 assists, while his backup, Eric Bledsoe, added 13 points off the bench.
Rudy Gay led Memphis with 25 points, Marc Gasol scored 20 and Zach Randolph totaled 15 points and 16 rebounds in the loss.
Both teams combined for 43 turnovers -- 22 by the victors.