Andrew Harrison’s Chase-Down Block On Chris Paul Started A Wild Sequence

The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers have quite the history together, stemming from their various playoff battles over the years, so it was no surprise when things got a little chippy in the second half on Wednesday night at Staples Center. It started with Andrew Harrison’s Flagrant 1 foul on Luc Mbah a Moute midway through the third quarter, but things got really crazy after Harrison came out of nowhere for the chase-down block on Chris Paul after what initially appeared to be an easy breakaway layup.

A mad scramble ensued with Paul and Mike Conley wrestling on the ground for the loose ball, which somehow ended up in the hands of J.J. Redick for a wide-open three. He missed, and Conley got the ball back, but when he turned his head for a split second to complain to the refs, Paul took it right out of his hands. It was an anticlimactic finish from there as Paul was able to draw the foul on Conley, but it underscored just how strange the second half of this game has been.

The Grizzlies went on a 10-run after that to take their largest lead of the night, but the Clippers have pulled back to within one early in the fourth.