All season, the Memphis Grizzlies have been a fourth-quarter team. Get a close game into the final five or so minutes, and the Griz made all the right
plays and were able to escape time after time. During the regular season, the Grizzlies were 30-5 when entering the fourth quarter
with a lead. They were 16-6 winning games by five points or less, including 3-0 in
one-point games. But three games into their first-round series with the Clippers, lousy fourth quarters
are the reason the Grizzlies trail 2-1 in the series after the Clips' second one-point win
over Memphis, an 87-86 victory in Game 3 on Saturday in Staples Center. Although the comeback from a seven-point deficit at the start of the third quarter
wasn't as dramatic as the Clippers rallying from 24 down with eight minutes left in Game 1
in Memphis for a 99-98 win, the script was the same. The Grizzlies go stone cold. Clippers point guard Chris Paul gets everyone involved.
The Clippers shove around t...