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Not 40. Not 42. Not 46.
In the NBA if you don’t play every minute of playoff basketball with untempered enthusiasm and smarts, you could be prone to the pitfalls of history. And not the good kind.
It was 95-71 with 8 minutes remaining, the Grizzlies had the lead. And then Rudy Gay got into the lane, stopped, and hoisted up one last shot which clanked cruely off the front of the rim, and Eric Bledsoe, got the ball, threw it up in the air, and the Los Angeles Clippers bench came flying onto the court, soaking in the remnants of one of the more remarkable comebacks in sports history.
What. Just. Happened?
Every great comeback needs fuel, and the Clippers triggered their remarkable run from nowhere with 5 big-time threes, turning a deficit that was once as large as 27, into a shocking (and I mean shocking) win. Kenny Smith compared it to panicking when the house is on fire. To further the analogy, this was George Costanza running out twice in the infamous Bozo t...
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Finally, Rudy Gay got his chance to play in the playoffs.
Gay, who carried the Grizzlies in the last 10 games of the regular season when he averaged 22.0 points and 6.5 rebounds and shot 50.9 percent from the field, missed the playoffs last year because he underwent shoulder surgery.
That's why Sunday night's Western Conference first-round playoff opener was so important...
Gilbert Arenas is back in the playoffs this season with the Memphis Grizzlies. They face off against the Clippers on Sunday in Memphis. We know Gil also reconciled with his fiance’ Laura Govan months ago but he hadn’t dismissed his lawsuit against her and her TV show Basketball Wives LA. Now Gil is asking the [...]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Chris Paul hit a pair of free throws with 23.7 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from 27 down to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-98 Sunday night in the opening game of the Western Conference series.
Rudy Gay missed a 15-footer with 0.9 seconds left after the Grizzlies squandered a lead they held for the first 47 minutes.
The Clippers lost Caron...
MEMPHIS—The sound of the clickers was loud. The Clippers could hear them on the East Coast all the way from the West Coast.
The clickers were messages. The clickers were remote controls headed to other channels in frustration as the Clippers fell to a 27 pt. deficit against the Memphis Grizzlies.
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The Grizzlies earned the fourth seed in the West over the Clippers by one game to earn home court advantage in this series.
The Clippers came into the season as one of the most hyped teams in the league, but the Grizzlies are looking to get back to the second round, where they took the Thunder to seven games last season.
Grizzlies-Clippers Series Preview
The Memphis Grizzlies have...
If you are an east coast person like me, then you probably went to bed when the Grizzlies took a 21 point lead into the fourth. When the Grizzlies pushed the lead to 27, I am definitely sure you went to bed, only to find out that the Clippers pulled one of the best comebacks in playoff history by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 99-98.
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What goes around comes around
The Memphis Grizzlies have been unbeatable at home lately and are preparing to open the postseason on their own court for the first time in team history when they host the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Grizzlies are riding a franchise-best 11-game winning streak at home. They went 26-7 at the FedExForum in this shortened season, but they do not plan on resting on that success in their...
Early in the first quarter of game one of the Grizzlies/Clippers playoff series, Memphis forward Zach Randolph took a tumble after an elbow from LA's Blake Griffin.Randolph appeared to be hurt for a second until he decided to bust out some push-ups for the cheering Memphis crowd:(Courtesy of The NBA Mistress)
The Memphis Grizzlies Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are better playoff basketball players than their Los Angeles Clippers counterparts DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin. I'm not talking statistically, or over the course of their careers, or anything like that either. I'm just saying I'd rather have both Gasol and/or Randolph if I had to win a playoff game tomorrow than...
Memphis forward Dante Cunningham served all-star Blake Griffin a little of his own medicine Sunday night in the opening game of Grizzlies/Clippers playoff series: Usually Griffin is the one delivering the facials, but Cunningham caught Blake under the basket and took full advantage. The Clippers came back from a 24-point deficit late int he 4th [...]
In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Clippers blew all of our minds last night and came back from a 27-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-98 in Game One of their first-round playoff series.
The Clippers finished the game on a 28-3 run, and made their huge comeback thanks largely to a group of reserves who played their tails off. One of those guys was Eric Bledsoe...