MEMPHIS, Tenn. Looking down the Clippers bench in the fourth quarter was a sight for sore eyes and fingers, elbows and forearms.
Seating alongside Caron Butler, his left hand wrapped in a splint, and Chauncey Billups, his left foot in a boot, was Eric Bledsoe, who was grabbing his left elbow, and Mo Williams, who was wincing as he flexed his right forearm. Farther down the line was Nick Young who was trying to generate feeling in his right thumb.
The busiest man on the sideline was trainer Jasen Powell, who bounced between the three.
"It gets kind of scary," said Chris Paul. "You see guys at the end of the bench getting worked on and I saw Bledsoe get hit in the arm, and then Mo. Hopefully everybody will be OK because we don't have anybody left."
The Clippers lost a game that once again was there for the taking, this time Memphis swallowing hard as it held off another late charge for a 105-98 victory. That sends the series back to Los Angeles on Saturday tied at one game apiec...