Kawhi Leonard's return to the Clippers remains uncertain due to a hip injury.
Leonard aggravated the injury in a game against Dallas on December 20.
Despite the injury, Leonard had shown remarkable durability this season.
The Clippers have been adjusting to Leonard's absence but remain positive about his recovery.
James Harden stepped up with 16 points and 13 assists in Leonard's absence.
The Clippers struggled to maintain their lead against Memphis, but eventually secured the win.
Paul George expressed confidence in Leonard's recovery.
Memphis' Ja Morant made a solid return to the game.
The Clippers had some defensive issues and turnovers but managed to hold on for the win.