Originally written on Five Tool Tool  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Ground and Pound Tonight in Los Angeles, for the first time in the series, the road team won, setting up Memphis for a closeout game... but honestly, this was the closeout game. The Clippers never truly threatened, despite getting a huge amount of home court calls and a game for the ages from Chris Paul. The Grizz won without anyone really playing all *that* great, though Zach Randolph's game was pretty dominant. The Clipper crowd did all it could, the bench players that won't show up on the road gave real effort... but, well, this series has simply come down to the fact that good big men score a lot more easily and consistently than good small men, and the Clipper guards aren't so much better than the Grizz guards. If you want to find goats here, it's the Clipper bigs. Blake Griffin wasn't holding his own due to the lack of rebuilding before he suffered a high ankle sprain; tonight, he was less effective on the floor than Lamar Odom or Ronnie Turiaf, which is ...
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