Clippers 102, Grizzlies 90
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Maurice Taylor scored a season-high 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers shot over 50 percent from the field for the first time this season as they beat the Vancouver Grizzlies 102-90 Monday night to end a nine-game losing streak.
Troy Hudson had 18 points and 11 assists for the Clippers, who finished with a season-high 27 assists and won for the first time since Nov. 23, when they barely outscored a New York Knicks team playing without Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson and Marcus Camby.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 24 points and 16 rebounds, and Michael Dickerson scored 21 points for the Grizzlies, who have lost 14 of their last 15 games and 32 of 33 on the road.
The fifth-year team, whose 109-89 victory over the Clippers on Nov. 14 at Vancouver represented its largest winning margin ever, trailed by as many as 13 points in the second quarter. The Grizzlies never got closer than four in the second half, after Abdur-Rahim’s layup narrowed the gap to 62-58 with nine minutes left in the third period.