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They are going to be a lot of folks waking up in Memphis on Monday morning thinking it’s April Fools when they hear that the Grizzlies lost to the Clippers on Sunday night. Many fans probably went to bed thinking the game was in hand with the Grizzlies up by more than 20 points in the second half. I should know — I stopped watching when Memphis was up by 24 with eight minutes to play. But the Clippers didn’t quit and they came back from down as many as 27 points to beat the Grizzlies 99-98 in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.
The Clippers went on a 26-1 run after O.J. Mayo hit a three to make it 95-71 with 9:12 left in the game. Bench players Reggie Evans, Eric Bledsoe, and Nick Young, along with starters Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, never gave up, and they continued to play hard in order to get the comeback win.
The Clippers ended the game on a 28-3 run. In that span, they shot 10-14, 4-5 on threes, and grabbed 14 boards. By comparison, the Grizzlies...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Grizzlies earned the fourth seed in the West over the Clippers by one game to earn home court advantage in this series.
The Clippers came into the season as one of the most hyped teams in the league, but the Grizzlies are looking to get back to the second round, where they took the Thunder to seven games last season.
Grizzlies-Clippers Series Preview
The Memphis Grizzlies have...
Chris Paul stood in front of a group of reporters at the Clippers practice facility on Saturday and said that he will play in his team's first playoff game Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies.
"No, I'm playing," he said. "I'm good."
Paul said that his mild groin strain, which kept him sidelined against New York on Wednesday, felt "all right...
What goes around comes around
In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Clippers blew all of our minds last night and came back from a 27-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-98 in Game One of their first-round playoff series.
The Clippers finished the game on a 28-3 run, and made their huge comeback thanks largely to a group of reserves who played their tails off. One of those guys was Eric Bledsoe...
MEMPHIS --When Rudy Gays jumper, over the outstretched arm of Kenyon Martin, bounced off the front of the rim and into the hands of Blake Griffin just before the buzzer sounded, the Clippers werent sure how to feel.
Elation? Griffin began to hug anyone he could find.
Redemption? Marc Iavaroni, the Clippers assistant and former Memphis coach, cupped his hand over his ear and shouted...
If you are an east coast person like me, then you probably went to bed when the Grizzlies took a 21 point lead into the fourth. When the Grizzlies pushed the lead to 27, I am definitely sure you went to bed, only to find out that the Clippers pulled one of the best comebacks in playoff history by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 99-98.
"Unfortunately, that's how we play...
The Memphis Grizzlies have been unbeatable at home lately and are preparing to open the postseason on their own court for the first time in team history when they host the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Grizzlies are riding a franchise-best 11-game winning streak at home. They went 26-7 at the FedExForum in this shortened season, but they do not plan on resting on that success in their...
Early in the first quarter of game one of the Grizzlies/Clippers playoff series, Memphis forward Zach Randolph took a tumble after an elbow from LA's Blake Griffin.Randolph appeared to be hurt for a second until he decided to bust out some push-ups for the cheering Memphis crowd:(Courtesy of The NBA Mistress)
Forward Caron Butler fractured his left hand during the Los Angeles
Clippers' incredible 99-98 win Sunday in Game 1 at Memphis, and his
status for the remainder of the first-round playoff series is
uncertain, the team said.
Memphis forward Dante Cunningham served all-star Blake Griffin a little of his own medicine Sunday night in the opening game of Grizzlies/Clippers playoff series: Usually Griffin is the one delivering the facials, but Cunningham caught Blake under the basket and took full advantage. The Clippers came back from a 24-point deficit late int he 4th [...]