Found April 29, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
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 been labeled as the team that no one wants to meet in the playoffs. They shocked the Spurs last year in the first round as the eighth seed and nearly made it to the Western Conference Finals. They come into this year’s playoffs even better than last year, and provide a tough matchup for the Clippers. Rudy Gay leads the team in points (19) and has the clear advantage over Caron Butler at the small forward position. The returning Zach Randolph will be the biggest question for Memphis. He recently returned to the starting lineup in the season finale win over Orlando. He missed over half of the season due to...

Clippers could limit Chris Paul's minutes Sunday

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...

Dunk of the night: Blake Griffin gets Blake Griffined.

What goes around comes around

Butler fractures hand in Clippers' win

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...

Los Angeles Clippers: Eric Bledsoe Sick Spin Move For Clippers

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...

Chris Paul sits out Clippers practice on Friday

LOS ANGELES (AP) --The Los Angeles Clippers are poised to open their first playoff series in fiveyears and Chris Paul skipped practice. The All-Star guard whoseDecember trade helped propel the Clippers to 40 wins -- their most since 2006-07-- sat out Friday while recovering from a strained left groin that sidelinedhim during their last regular-season game. Paul says he'...

Clippers pull off grand theft comeback

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...

Clippers 28-3 run to defeat Memphis

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 [...]

Clippers shock NBA world with 27 point comeback victory in Game One against the Grizzlies

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. "Unfortunately, that's how we...

Clippers-Grizzlies Preview

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...

Zach Randolph does push-ups against Clippers (Video)

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)

Video: Dante Cunningham smashes on Blake Griffin

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 [...]

Dante Cunningham puts Blake Griffin on a poster

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
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