PLAYA VISTA, Calif. Theres nothing subtle about the Memphis Grizzlies. They are big, physical and unafraid to use their muscle under the basket a fact the Clippers know too well.
With those guys, you know what kind of game its going to be, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said. Its going to be a grind -- not a dirty grind, but its going to be physical down there. Well be ready for it.
Theyll have to be. Wednesdays night game at Staples Center might carry postseason implications because the Clippers and Grizzlies are currently contending for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Finishing among the top four will mean a first-round playoff series with home-court advantage, but the No. 4 finisher could end up facing the white-hot Denver Nuggets in the first round.
That makes the game important, even though the Clippers will still have 16 regular-season games remaining.
Its a big game, guard Chauncey Billups said. Obviously it just another game, but its a big game with some impl...