The Los Angeles Clippers want to get more physical with the Memphis Grizzlies while reintroducing their long-suffering fans to playoff basketball.
To Blake Griffin, it's simple.
''We have to be the more aggressive team. That's the biggest thing,'' Griffin said Friday.
The Clippers will get their chance in front of a friendly crowd at Staples Center in Game 3 on Saturday. The winner will take a 2-1 lead in the opening-round series.
The Clippers haven't played a home postseason game since 2006. The next two games will be in Los Angeles.
''Playing in front of the home crowd definitely can give you a little more confidence,'' Griffin said. ''You're a little bit more relaxed. Their fans are loud and they love playing in their home arena, and you can feel that energy from their team. Taking them out of that element and also putting our guys in our home element, hopefully that gives us a little boost I guess.''
Chris Paul agrees.
''I think for us it's all about Game 3. Game 3 puts u...