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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 who finished the game with nine points, four rebounds, two assists and one sick spin move and finish.
In the above video Bledsoe abuses Memphis’ Mike Conley by spinning past the helpless point guard and finishing at the rim with a gorgeous lay-up.
The second-year guard out of Kentucky stepped up and kept the offense moving when things looked their worst midway through the game, before Chris Paul reasserted himself late in the contest. Along with Nick Young and Reggie Evans, Bledsoe was a huge part of the team’s gigantic, comeback road win.
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Chris Paul stood in front of a group of reporters at the Clippers practice facility on Saturday and said that he will play in his team's first playoff game Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies.
"No, I'm playing," he said. "I'm good."
Paul said that his mild groin strain, which kept him sidelined against New York on Wednesday, felt "all right...
Forward Caron Butler fractured his left hand during the Los Angeles Clippers' incredible 99-98 win Sunday in Game 1 at Memphis, and his status for the remainder of the first-round playoff series is uncertain, the team said.
"It happened early in the third quarter, my hand got caught in Rudy Gay's jersey coming off a pindown screen," Butler said during a televised...
MEMPHIS --When Rudy Gays jumper, over the outstretched arm of Kenyon Martin, bounced off the front of the rim and into the hands of Blake Griffin just before the buzzer sounded, the Clippers werent sure how to feel.
Elation? Griffin began to hug anyone he could find.
Redemption? Marc Iavaroni, the Clippers assistant and former Memphis coach, cupped his hand over his ear and shouted...
MEMPHIS By the time the Clippers had put the finishing touches on their Miracle in Memphis, Caron Butler was already showered, dressed in a radiant blue suit and had his broken left hand splinted and wrapped in a bandage.
No such wrapping was required to hold his emotions together.
Butler, as he spoke to reporters outside the training room late Sunday night, kept any disappointment...
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 Butler to a broken...
It seemed inevitable that Memphis would win Game one of the Clippers-Grizzlies series, but with a meltdown on the Grizzlies part, Nick Young getting HOT and Clippers going on a 29-3 run in the 4th quarter would swing LA’s way. The Clippers would make 8 more FG’s than Memphis and grabbed 13 more rebounds than [...]
The game was all but over, there was no way the Los Angeles Clippers could come back? Wrong. Most people across the country probably turned there TV’s off and headed to bed figuring the Memphis Grizzlies had the easy win. Boy will they be shocked in the morning.
All the Clippers did is finish the game on a 28-3 run to defeat the Grizzlies 99-98. Memphis O.J. Mayo...
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.
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The Memphis Grizzlies have...
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The Duke of Dunks, Blake Griffin, had himself put on a poster Sunday night during Game one of the Clippers-Grizzlies game by Dante Cunningham. Blake Griffin has 2 points on 1-for-3 shooting, 1 rebound and 1 assist in 14 minutes of play. Blake Griffin, welcome to the NBA Playoffs! H/T Jose3030