Found May 01, 2013 on
Vinny Del Negro
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Zach Randolph scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies capitalized on Blake Griffin's ankle injury to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-93 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Mike Conley added 20 points for the Grizzlies, who will try to wrap it up Friday night at home. The Pacific Division champion Clippers, who won their last seven games of the regular season to clinch home-court advantage for the first two rounds, would force a deciding seventh game on Sunday back at Staples Center with a win in Memphis.
Chris Paul led Los Angeles with 35 points, tying a career playoff high.
Griffin was late joining teammates on the floor for warm-ups because he was getting his right ankle worked on. The three-time All-Star rolled it during Monday's practice when he stepped on Lamar Odom's foot, but no one in the organization let on, and coach Vinny Del Negro didn't broach the subject during his pregame brie...
BEST OF MAXIM
A couple of years ago, I wrote The Zach Randolph Gospel on ETSF, a work that was long overdue. I’ve always been a fan of Z-Bo, but I’ll admit that as much as I love the man’s game, I do take it for granted. It’s not an excuse or some sort of rationale to try [...]The post Zach Randolph Is A Man appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
An MRI on Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin's injured ankle revealed only a moderate sprain and no further damage.
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. Blake Griffin hasnt given up hope of playing for the Clippers in their potential. playoff elimination game Friday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, but the final decision might be out of his hands.
Griffin, whos being treated for a high right ankle sprain he suffered Monday in practice, said on Thursday he felt better and didnt rule out playing in Game 6...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Zach Randolph scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies capitalized on Blake Griffin's ankle injury to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-93 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series. Mike Conley added 20 points for the Grizzlies, who will try to wrap it up Friday night at home. The Pacific Division...
Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are proving to be a tough tag team.
They almost seem to be taking turns scoring, whether it's Randolph with his layups and putbacks or Gasol with his hooks and jumpers. The duo has helped Memphis dominate inside and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with a chance to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers.
It's a flashback to 2011 when...
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin exited last night’s contest against the Memphis Grizzlies in the third quarter due to a high ankle sprain. The ailment has caused the Clippers to consider Griffin as day-to-day, and he told reporters – including Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles – that the injury got worse as the game went on."As the game went on, it got worse...
Despite taking an early two-game lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in their Western Conference quarterfinal matchup, the Los Angeles Clippers have fallen into a rut that has nearly cost them their playoff lives.
While Chris Paul and company are still quite capable of playing on into the second round, the NBA odds are against them. Thanks to the sheer depth of their Memphis counterparts...
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. For three games, the Clippers have tried in vain to slow down the Memphis Grizzlies in their first-round Western Conference playoff series.
For three games, they have failed miserably, unable to control the backboards, stop big men Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol or prevent Memphis from getting points in the paint.
So maybe, as Chris Paul suggested Friday, the...
Ground and Pound
Tonight in Los Angeles, for the first time in the series, the road team won, setting up Memphis for a closeout game... but honestly, this was the closeout game. The Clippers never truly threatened, despite getting a huge amount of home court calls and a game for the ages from Chris Paul. The Grizz won without anyone really playing all *that* great, though Zach Randolph...
The Grizzlies have played the Los Angeles Clippers enough the past year to know that nothing is over until the final buzzer.
Sure, Blake Griffin is questionable with a sprained ankle and Chris Paul has a left thumb bruised. But the resilient Clippers are deep and talented.
That is why the Grizzlies are focusing only on themselves and their defense, the inside games of Zach Randolph...