Clippers meet their rebounding match in Memphis
Of all the teams in the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies might be as well equipped to keep the Clippers below the rim.
Monday in Memphis, the Grizzlies limited the Clippers' chances at the basket in the half court and dominated the offensive glass on crucial possessions.
"They are one of the best rebounding teams in the league," Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro said. "I thought we did a good job handling some of the pressure, but we did not rebound the ball well, especially in the first half. They were more aggressive, more physical and we struggled to shoot the ball."
Memphis grabbed 15 offensive rebounds and out-boarded the Clippers by 12.
If the season ended Monday, these two teams would meet in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, with the Clippers owning home-court advantage by a half game.
"They were probably more aggressive than us," Clippers guard Chris Paul. "It was a physical game."
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