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    Clippers turn it on late, beat Grizzlies for 2nd summer league win
    • July 13, 2023

    LAS VEGAS — Xavier Moon had 16 points and second-year guard Jason Preston and first-round draft pick Kobe Brown both had double-doubles as the Clippers used a strong finishing kick to beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 83-74, in a summer league game on Wednesday afternoon.

    Preston had 13 points on 5-for-13 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes, while Brown had 12 points on 3-for-12 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots in 30 minutes. Brodric Thomas added 14 points on 5-for-9 shooting, while Moon shot 7 for 12 from the field and added four rebounds.

    The Clippers (2-1) feasted on 23 Memphis turnovers but they led by just one point heading into the fourth quarter and fell behind in the final frame.

    The Grizzlies (1-2) held a three-point lead after a pair of Kenneth Lofton Jr. free throws with 4:50 left, but the Clippers closed the game on a 16-4 run to secure the win. A Thomas 3-pointer with 2:59 left put the Clippers ahead to stay.

    Lofton paced Memphis with 24 points on 9-for-12 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and seven turnovers in 30 minutes. Jake LaRavia added 22 points and five rebounds and Nathan Hoover had 11 points.

    The Clippers next face the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday at 1:30 p.m. They will play an additional weekend game against an opponent to be determined at a time to be announced.

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    ​ Orange County Register