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LOS ANGELES The Grizzlies lost the opener of their first-round playoff series to the Clippers 112-91 Saturday night. These three talking points stood out in the aftermath:
1. Rebounding is no small thing
The Grizzlies were one of the better rebounding teams in the NBA this season, especially on the offensive boards. But they were pounded relentlessly by the Clippers, who held a 47-23 edge, including 14-4 in offensive rebounds.
Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies in rebounding and led the league in offensive rebounds, but in Game 1 he was held to four total rebounds none on the offensive glass.
2. Can the Grizzlies keep the pace?
The Clippers preferred pace is fast, although they also believe theyre a strong team in the half-court.
But in the first and third quarters, when they had opportunities to run in transition, they did, and Memphis wasnt able to keep up.
The Grizzlies led the league in average points allowed (89.5), but the Clippers scored 112. The Grizzlies gave up m...
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The Los Angeles Clippers were never in trouble as they cruised to a 112-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Blake Griffin did not have any “showtime” caliber moments during that game.
But there is plenty leftover from the regular season to fill that void.
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The Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul is an elite point guard in the NBA. He can spot talent and he feels that his understudy Eric Bledsoe is to good to not be starting elsewhere next season.
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This is a rematch of last year’s series between the Clippers and the Grizzlies. In Game 1, the Grizzlies were all over the Clippers until LA came back from 26 points to win the game. It was a miraculous comeback. The Clipps ended up taking the series in seven games. This year, the Grizzlies look for revenge.
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Chris Paul admitted after Game 1 that Eric Bledsoe is playing so well that the Clippers will not be able to afford to keep him when he becomes a restricted free agent in 2014. Off the bench, Bledsoe contributed a big 15 points (7-7), four assists and six rebounds in Game 1.
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It has become sort of an open secret that Chris Paul is going to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Paul, is a free agent after the season and while there has been some speculation as to where his future lies, it’s expected that he’ll sign a max deal with the team and be back throwing lobs to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan next season.
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You would think people would learn to take any comments Charles Barkley makes with a grain of salt by now. He’s wrong half the time anyway.
Barkley, who is an analyst on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” has said on many occasions that he doesn’t see the Los Angeles Clippers as true title contenders because they have “no toughness.”
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Chris Paul knows the Clippers will have a difficult time keeping Eric Bledsoe long-term -- much less past this season.
In a season of firsts for their franchise, the Los Angeles Clippers are opening the playoffs with a familiar foe.
Only this time, they own home-court advantage against the Memphis Grizzlies. Both teams finished the regular season with identical 56-26 records and tied for fourth in the Western Conference.
Game 1 is Saturday night at Staples Center.
A year ago, the Clippers opened...
Memphis was outrebounded by 24. Big men Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol combined for just six boards in the playoff opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The poor performance on the glass in the 112-91 loss on Saturday night seemed out of character for the Grizzlies, but it all looked very familiar to coach Lionel Hollins.
''I've been saying when we played them before...
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