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...