Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 5/3/12

SHOT 4/29/09 10:33:31 PM - New Orleans Hornets' point guard Chris Paul (#3) pushes the ball up court against the Denver Nuggets during their NBA Western Conference Playoffs Game 5 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Co. on Wednesday April 29, 2009. The Nuggets won the 107-86 and took the series 4-1. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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In the fourth quarter Wednesday night in Memphis, the Clippers looked ready to make their move. Chris Paul had just converted on a four-point play to put the Clippers within four. But unlike Sunday night, the Clippers weren't able to shake their earlier shortcomings, eventually falling 105-98. The biggest woes for the Clippers came in three areas -- the offensive glass, turnovers and on the foul line. Memphis dominated in those three facets, grabbing 12 more offensive rebounds, committing 12 fewer turnovers and shooting 21 more free throws. "It's hard to beat a team that shoots 21 more free throws than you," Paul said. Paul also turned the ball over five times. "That was huge," Paul said. "It's my fault. I turned the ball over way too much. I have to figure out how to get them off of me." Game 3 of the series is Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. NOTES, QUOTES Injuries starting to pile up --While the Clippers accomplished one goal by splitting with the Grizzlies in Memph...
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