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Memphis was outrebounded by 24. Big men Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol combined for just six boards in the playoff opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The poor performance on the glass in the 112-91 loss on Saturday night seemed out of character for the Grizzlies, but it all looked very familiar to coach Lionel Hollins.
''I've been saying when we played them before they've gotten more rebounds than they should,'' he said. ''Their wing people come in and get offensive rebounds.''
The Grizzlies were unable to overcome a 47-23 rebounding disadvantage that broke down to 14-4 on the offensive glass and 33-19 on the defensive side.
''That's too much of a difference because that's our game,'' said Gasol, who had 16 points, seven assists and two boards.
Randolph had 13 points and finished with five fouls. Four other Grizzlies had four fouls apiece, including Gasol.
Game 2 is Monday night at Staples Center.
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According to Chris Vernon of ESPN Radio’s The Chris Vernon Show in Memphis, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be named the 2012-13 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
In 80 games played this season, Gasol has averaged 14.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals a game.
The Memphis Grizzlies led the league this season in allowing the fewest points per game at...
Every year in the playoffs there is one player that stands out and steps up for his team when needed. It could be a rotation player dropping 20 points in a pivotal game, say Leon Powe scoring 21 points against the Lakers. It could be an injury riddled star giving his fans one last moment to remember him by, Brandon Roy erasing a 23 point deficit against Dallas, which will always...
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The Clippers won game one of the series 112-91, and according to many fans and analysts, made a statement by winning so easily. Before the series begun, critics (including myself) questioned whether the Clippers could keep up with the physical style...
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The Clippers and the Grizzlies have a violent recent history. They don't like each other much and last years playoffs were a perfect indication we are going to enjoy some of that same bad blood this year. All the Lob-City crap will be put on hold. Well maybe not on hold but this will not be a run and gun shoot out. High flying high jinx will...
According to a story courtesy the Royce Young of CBS Sports, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year.
According to Chris Vernon, Gasol will be named the 2012-13 Defensive Player of the Year.
Gasol, in terms of traditional stats, doesn’t necessarily impress. He averaged just 1.7 blocks, 1.3 a game behind league leader Serge...
According to multiple reports, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. Royce Young of CBS Sports elaborates below. According to Chris Vernon, Gasol will be named the 2012-13 Defensive Player of the Year. Gasol, in terms of traditional stats, doesn’t necessarily impress. He averaged just 1.7 blocks, [...]
LOS ANGELES The Grizzlies lost the opener of their first-round playoff series to the Clippers 112-91 Saturday night. These three talking points stood out in the aftermath:
1. Rebounding is no small thing
The Grizzlies were one of the better rebounding teams in the NBA this season, especially on the offensive boards. But they were pounded relentlessly by the Clippers, who held...