The Los Angeles Lakers will try to avoid starting 0-3 for the second time in their LeBron James-era. Los Angeles is scheduled to host the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday evening, two nights after losing their second straight game to start the season. The Lakers dropped their season opener to the visiting Golden State Warriors, and then lost another home game on Friday to the Phoenix Suns.
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The Grizzlies defeated the Clippers, 120-114. Ja Morant led the way for the Grizzlies with 28 points and eight assists, while Jaren Jackson Jr. added 21 points and seven rebounds in the victory. Paul George tallied a game-high 41 points and 10 rebounds, along with four assists for the Clippers in the losing effort. The Grizzlies improve to 2-0 on the season, while the Clippers fall to 0-2.