The frustration was written on their faces with about 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Clippers knew they needed a big comeback Friday night, but it just wasnt in them.
Their grand season of firsts ended with a 118-105 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum, and the sight of Chris Paul leaving the floor with 2 minutes, 29 seconds left after getting his second technical foul is one that wont disappear for a while.
The Clippers did their best to stay alive and force a deciding seventh game at Staples Center, but after winning Games 1 and 2 on their home court, they dropped four in a row to a Grizzlies team that turned out to be better, tougher and more resilient. So its the Grizzlies who will advance to play the Oklahoma City Thunder the Western Conference semifinals.
Here are three talking points from Game 6 that will linger:
1. Lets get physical
The Clippers knew theyd have to assume a rough-and-tumble style against the Grizzlies, whose gritty style helped them t...