Clippers fall to Memphis in Summer League play despite 19 points from Mfiondu Kabengele

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first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Collectively, they struggled offensively, going 9 for 23 (27.3 percent) from deep and 10 for 18 (55.6) from the free-throw line.The Grizzlies were led by Brandon Clarke and Grayson Allen, who both scored 17 points.Having defeated the Lakers 93-87 in their opener, the Clippers fell to 1-1 in Summer League play.Their next game is against the Washington Wizards at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thomas & Mack Center. (The game will be broadcast on NBATV.) Related Articles Despite a spirited second-quarter comeback and 19 points from rookie forward Mfiondu Kabengele, the Clippers’ Summer League contingent lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 87-75 on Sunday night at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.The Clippers fell behind 19-8 but rallied to claw within one at halftime, after which the Grizzlies took control with a 15-2 run in the final five minutes of the third quarter to turn a 48-47 lead into a 63-49 advantage.Kabengele, the 27th pick in last month’s NBA Draft, led all scorers for the second consecutive game, finishing with 19 points after posting 21 in Saturday’s victory over the Lakers. On Sunday, he shot 50 percent from the field made three of four 3-pointers.Rookie Terance Mann grabbed 14 rebounds and had six points, second-year guard Jerome Robinson contributed 15 points and Amir Coffey added 10 for the Clippers.last_img

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