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PLAYA VISTA, Calif. The Clippers didnt spend Monday scratching their heads at practice. They know exactly what they need to do to regain control of their first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
More energy. More rebounding. A lot more rebounding.
Its that simple. The Clippers allowed the Grizzlies to tie up their best-of-seven series at two games apiece because they didnt have enough of either. But they can still take a 3-2 lead by winning Game 5 Tuesday night at Staples Center.
It really comes down to rebounding the basketball, second-chance points, not turning it over and making plays in the fourth quarter, coach Vinny Del Negro said.
The series was expected to be tight, and it has been, but its also been a tale of two teams playing their best on their home courts. The Clippers grabbed home-court advantage in the regular season, and it could come in handy.
Thats why you work so hard for home court, guard Chauncey Billups said. If we were facing this situati...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Los Angeles Clippers are suddenly in a world of hurt after dropping Game 5 on Tuesday to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Hurt is the key word as their star forward Blake Griffin revealed that he is working through an ankle injury that he suffered in practice earlier this week.
Griffin tried to fight through the injury managing only 20 minutes of court time and four total points.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Zach Randolph scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies capitalized on Blake Griffin's ankle injury to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-93 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series. Mike Conley added 20 points for the Grizzlies, who will try to wrap it up Friday night at home. The Pacific Division...
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...
Now that they've had a couple of days to digest those back-to-back losses the suddenly rejuvenated Grizzlies shoved down their throats in Memphis, the Clippers are back home and eager to swing the momentum back in their favor in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.
''Tomorrow's the biggest game of the season for us. We've got to win this game,''...