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NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies preview

By BETH HARRIS

Posted Apr 21 2013 8:03PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin is willing to sacrifice his team-leading offense if it means containing Zach Randolph in the playoffs.

Griffin had 10 points and five rebounds in the Los Angeles Clippers' 112-91 victory in Game 1, less than his regular-season averages of 18.0 points and 8.3 rebounds. That's because he was busy wrestling with the Memphis Grizzlies power forward, who like Griffin, played in foul trouble most of the game.

Griffin fouled out late, while Randolph finished with five fouls. He had 13 points and four rebounds - far fewer than his 11.2 average that ranked fourth in the league this season.

"It's my job to keep him off the glass and everybody else rebound," Griffin said Sunday. "I do want to be more aggressive, but at the same time, I can't hurt us by being too aggressive."

Randolph and center Marc Gasol combined for six rebounds, surprising since the Grizzlies were one of the league's top rebounding teams.

"We didn't play well as a team. They did," Randolph said. "We didn't rebound the basketball like we usually do, so there are still a few things we need to adjust. We'll put this behind us, come out and play our game."

The Clippers plan the same emphasis on the boards for Game 2 on Monday night at Staples Center.

"We know they're great at rebounding the ball, being scrappy, getting in the paint and creating second-chance opportunities," Caron Butler said. "If we can control that, we got a great chance to win the game."

The Clippers got contributions from just about everyone in Game 1, with seven players scoring in double figures.

The opener on Saturday night was close through the first three quarters. After the Grizzlies got within one in the fourth, the Clippers blew it open when they made 15 of 22 shots while shooting 68 percent, owned a 15-5 rebounding advantage, and outscored the Grizzlies 37-22.

"We were happy and surprised to be down by one in the fourth quarter with the opportunity to be in the game as poorly as we were playing," Tony Allen said. "On the other hand, they were playing very well, doing all the things right. That's what gives us a little bit of confidence looking at the film. We didn't play nearly as well as we could play."

Mike Conley was one of four Grizzlies with four fouls each, including two in the first half that limited him to 12 points on 5 of 11 shooting.

"We didn't practice angry," he said about Sunday's session. "We analyzed a lot of things. I think we were real particular on a lot of things. We were more mad at ourselves than anything."

The Clippers will again try to contain Conley by getting bodies in front of him and cutting down the amount of space the guard has to work with.

"He's quick and clever," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "Just try to take his floaters away."

DeAndre Jordan had a quiet game offensively with three points, but his eight rebounds led the Clippers, who controlled the boards, 47-23.

"That probably won't happen again in this series because of circumstance," Chris Paul said about the huge rebounding advantage.

Griffin and Jordan, the Clippers' two highest flyers above the rim, were grounded. Griffin missed his only dunk attempt in the first quarter, while Jordan had his team's lone dunk of the game in the fourth.

"They're doing all the little things that don't show up in the stat sheet," Butler said.

Griffin passed up some shots to kick the ball out, saying, "My mindset was to get in the middle and try to create open shots."

The Grizzlies owned a slight edge in the paint, but got walloped 25-5 in second chance points.

"The adjustment will be boxing out, and not letting those guys get those extra possessions and just basically execute on offense down the stretch," Allen said.

Conley's ability to defend was hampered by foul trouble, and he said the Clippers' change in pick-and-roll sets caught the Grizzlies off-guard.

"As guards, we have to do a better job of pushing up on the ball handler," he said. "But they were flipping the screen so our big would show one way but their big would flip the screen and Chris would see it and be able to get a full head of steam on our big man. You can't guard him when he's got a full head of steam and with the confidence he has in the paint, he's tough to deal with."

http://www.nba.com/games/20130422/MEMLAC/gameinfo.html

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Hell yeah imma be there, section 116 baby!!!

We can bet that the grizz will BRING it when it comes to effort and especially rebounding. We need to come out with as much energy and focus as last game.

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Anyone have an extra ticket for the game. Im buying if you're selling!

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Lets push the knife a little further into their hearts with a win. I want Marc's head mounted on my wall.

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those who are going to the game need to keep the hostile environment going. boo any grizzly touching the ball. get on gasol and randolph. it definitely bothered them in game one.

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I was watching the game on espn and i texted my buddy who was at the game and ask him why the crowd sounds so quiet well at least on tv? He was like "it must be a tv thing cuz it's pretty loud right here"

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jarca wrote:
bullterrierclipsfan1349 wrote:
those who are going to the game need to keep the hostile environment going. boo any grizzly touching the ball. get on gasol and randolph. it definitely bothered them in game one.

I was watching the game on espn and i texted my buddy who was at the game and ask him why the crowd sounds so quiet well at least on tv? He was like "it must be a tv thing cuz it's pretty loud right here"

ye for some reason when games are played at staples center, they sound extremely quiet on TV. Last season was EXTREMELY LOUD, and it'll be the same this season.

I'll take a video of the crowd tonight, if I remember haha

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clipperstown wrote:
jarca wrote:
bullterrierclipsfan1349 wrote:
those who are going to the game need to keep the hostile environment going. boo any grizzly touching the ball. get on gasol and randolph. it definitely bothered them in game one.

I was watching the game on espn and i texted my buddy who was at the game and ask him why the crowd sounds so quiet well at least on tv? He was like "it must be a tv thing cuz it's pretty loud right here"

ye for some reason when games are played at staples center, they sound extremely quiet on TV. Last season was EXTREMELY LOUD, and it'll be the same this season.

I'll take a video of the crowd tonight, if I remember haha

last season was noticeable on tv... well i guess i just have to see it for myself too tonight Smile

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Ugggh, wrong Gasol....

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clipnasty wrote:
CapsNClips wrote:
Lets push the knife a little further into their hearts with a win. I want Marc's head mounted on my wall.

Ugggh, wrong Gasol....

Nope, that's Marc

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An interesting dynamic we have this year is in our SF play. It's easy to forget last year Caron was playing with a broken hand. This year he's playing better without a doubt. But Matt Barnes is a legitimate SF who can defend and rebound as well as slash to the basket and hit the occasional jumper. Heck, we even have Grant Hill who can do much of the same things.

Last year we had bunch of 4 and 5's alternating with Kenyon Martin and Reggie Evans. Some people say we will miss those guys, but I think having 3 true small forwards gives us much more flexibility on offense and defense. They could be the key to this series.

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Did anyone notice or comment on, the second unit rotation that was killing the Griz. I hope that this something they use LO,DJ,Barnes, Bled, they demolished the Griz on the boards and D. It looks like Vinny/Clippers have been holding back some strategies. I absolutely love the CP3/Bled back court, they can completely take away any teams back court.

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I didn't see a single second of the game on Saturday at all, I was really sick and I was zoned out. By the time I remembered the game was on, we were winning handily in the 1st half, so I checked the game on my phone to not "jinx" the team.

Do I not watch it tonight? I will be at work still for the first 15-45 minutes of the game depending on when I get out, and I'd like to watch but I'm a little superstitious.

Do I not watch a single game until they lose?

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clipperstown wrote:
jarca wrote:
bullterrierclipsfan1349 wrote:
those who are going to the game need to keep the hostile environment going. boo any grizzly touching the ball. get on gasol and randolph. it definitely bothered them in game one.

I was watching the game on espn and i texted my buddy who was at the game and ask him why the crowd sounds so quiet well at least on tv? He was like "it must be a tv thing cuz it's pretty loud right here"

ye for some reason when games are played at staples center, they sound extremely quiet on TV. Last season was EXTREMELY LOUD, and it'll be the same this season.

I'll take a video of the crowd tonight, if I remember haha

It was the loudest of the year that I had gone to (I went to about 30 this year). HAS to be the way Staples is miked,,Staples has weird acoustics anyway. If you have ever been there for a concert you'd agree.

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Our Tribe called Bench is defiantly better then their reserves,,so good they got to play against the first string too. I think their bigs got so tired playing MMA instead of NBA that by the fourth, our 3 guard attack drained them all the way. Our guys are much quicker at the end, the Jizz seemed to just run out of steam.

The only problem I see is, they will make adjustments and we will have trouble with their adjustments because we probably won't make any unless it is a way to get Blake not having to punch his way past Zach every effing time. I really hate Randolph.

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if you watch the game tonight and we lose you should be banned!

lol

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FightOnRon wrote:
Worldbthree wrote:
Did anyone notice or comment on, the second unit rotation that was killing the Griz. I hope that this something they use LO,DJ,Barnes, Bled, they demolished the Griz on the boards and D. It looks like Vinny/Clippers have been holding back some strategies. I absolutely love the CP3/Bled back court, they can completely take away any teams back court.

Our Tribe called Bench is defiantly better then their reserves,,so good they got to play against the first string too. I think their bigs got so tired playing MMA instead of NBA that by the fourth, our 3 guard attack drained them all the way. Our guys are much quicker at the end, the Jizz seemed to just run out of steam.

The only problem I see is, they will make adjustments and we will have trouble with their adjustments because we probably won't make any unless it is a way to get Blake not having to punch his way past Zach every effing time. I really hate Randolph.

Odom looks determined out there! He's like a completely different player. When he was open for an outside shot, there was no hesitation and he took it. Plus it seems like he doesnt have that lazy eyes when he's in the game. He has his eyes of a tiger!

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jarca wrote:
bullterrierclipsfan1349 wrote:
those who are going to the game need to keep the hostile environment going. boo any grizzly touching the ball. get on gasol and randolph. it definitely bothered them in game one.

I was watching the game on espn and i texted my buddy who was at the game and ask him why the crowd sounds so quiet well at least on tv? He was like "it must be a tv thing cuz it's pretty loud right here"

yeah it was very loud. i was leading the charge in the 200 section. lost most of my voice. lol

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Let's make it 9 wins in a row tonight.....let's go clips!!!

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Let's get that W tonight ClipperNation! We are the REAL Grit n Grind!

*I'm always interested in who's reffing our games, especially playoff time so in case anyone else is as interested as me, here are tonight's officials:

Mike Callahan

David Guthrie

Tom Washington

http://www.nba.com/news/referee.html

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I'm extremely pumped for tonight's game. I'll be repping my red Clippers hat and my black Griffin jersey tonight here in Denver. My jerseys are fresh from dry cleaning. I'm hoping for a Clippers Nuggets WCF.

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Yes let's own Memphis again!!! Lets go clippers!!!

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Nice! Hopefully the crowd is loud tonight! I'll be wearing my clipper gear and watching the game in Hawaii!!!

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Can't wait for the game to start. We need to come out energized from the opening tip like Game 1. Memphis is not going to play as bad as they did on Saturday night, so were going to have to fight to get this one.

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I'm always interested. As long as I don't see Dan Crawford, Ken Mauer or Gary Zielinski's names, I'm happy.

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callahan:

home team win %: 57

fouls per game: 39.9

road team foul %: 52 (among refs with 50+ games, he's 7th)

home team foul %: 47.9 (among refs with 50+ games, he ranks low)

if this holds true, memphis fans might be calling for his head in a couple hours.

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cleepers wrote:
clipperBryan32 wrote:
Let's get that W tonight ClipperNation! We are the REAL Grit n Grind!

*I'm always interested in who's reffing our games, especially playoff time so in case anyone else is as interested as me, here are tonight's officials:

Mike Callahan

David Guthrie

Tom Washington

http://www.nba.com/news/referee.html

I'm always interested. As long as I don't see Dan Crawford, Ken Mauer or Gary Zielinski's names, I'm happy.

I prefer Dan Crawford over Joey Crawford. Joey wants all cameras on him.

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^ Don't forget Zach Zarba, Violet Palmer, and Marc Davis, they never give us calls!

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lobcityhawaii wrote:
A7XDreamTheaterClipps wrote:
I'm extremely pumped for tonight's game. I'll be repping my red Clippers hat and my black Griffin jersey tonight here in Denver. My jerseys are fresh from dry cleaning. I'm hoping for a Clippers Nuggets WCF.

Nice! Hopefully the crowd is loud tonight! I'll be wearing my clipper gear and watching the game in Hawaii!!!

I'll be in my black Blake Clippers jersey as well, along with my red clipper pj pants, never list while wearing them

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^ Yeah, I definitely forgot Davis. Violet used to like us... I wonder what happened there.

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is it game time yet???????????????

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It's a MUST that we blow them out convincingly again. Why? Because... it will obliterate their morale. The players, coaches and team writers are all acting like not just the blowout was a fluke but our WIN. I mean you have even general analysts claiming the Grizzlies will get payback tonight. We HAVE to come out with the same fire and effort. Attack them early. Blake needs a big game today to keep them off balance because we know they are going to focus their D more on the perimeter this time. I predict a lot of Tony Allen on CP3. Instead of CP3 shying away from that.. attack Allen hard and make him get into foul trouble early.

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Is the game on prime ticket tonight? Right now my TiVo says the the ducks game is on during that time?

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Prime Ticket. I'm looking at it on my menu DVR right now.

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ekker3 wrote:
clipperBryan32 wrote:
Let's get that W tonight ClipperNation! We are the REAL Grit n Grind!

*I'm always interested in who's reffing our games, especially playoff time so in case anyone else is as interested as me, here are tonight's officials:

Mike Callahan

David Guthrie

Tom Washington

http://www.nba.com/news/referee.html

callahan:

home team win %: 57

fouls per game: 39.9

road team foul %: 52 (among refs with 50+ games, he's 7th)

home team foul %: 47.9 (among refs with 50+ games, he ranks low)

if this holds true, memphis fans might be calling for his head in a couple hours.

Hope we get fair calls tonight!

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I'm so pumped up for tonight's game! I'm going to hurt my voice from yelling and cheering at the tv again! Going to be wearing my lucky clipper shirt!

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bullterrierclipsfan1349 wrote:
jarca wrote:
bullterrierclipsfan1349 wrote:
those who are going to the game need to keep the hostile environment going. boo any grizzly touching the ball. get on gasol and randolph. it definitely bothered them in game one.

I was watching the game on espn and i texted my buddy who was at the game and ask him why the crowd sounds so quiet well at least on tv? He was like "it must be a tv thing cuz it's pretty loud right here"

yeah it was very loud. i was leading the charge in the 200 section. lost most of my voice. lol

hahaha damn I'm missin out. Won't watch any games against memphis but will watch 2nd round (wink wink).

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Clippersfan86 wrote:
sfernald wrote:
Is the game on prime ticket tonight? Right now my TiVo says the the ducks game is on during that time?

Prime Ticket. I'm looking at it on my menu DVR right now.

wait, don't you wanna hear Sir Charles? I mean he's not that turrble.

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FreaKeyy wrote:
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sfernald wrote:
Is the game on prime ticket tonight? Right now my TiVo says the the ducks game is on during that time?

Prime Ticket. I'm looking at it on my menu DVR right now.

wait, don't you wanna hear Sir Charles? I mean he's not that turrble.

If I have to hear them one more time I'll break my TV. Knowing my luck we'll lose tonight and have to hear all that talk about how overrated we are, with them completely avoiding the topic of our 21 point game 1 victory.

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bullterrierclipsfan1349 wrote:
jarca wrote:
bullterrierclipsfan1349 wrote:
those who are going to the game need to keep the hostile environment going. boo any grizzly touching the ball. get on gasol and randolph. it definitely bothered them in game one.

I was watching the game on espn and i texted my buddy who was at the game and ask him why the crowd sounds so quiet well at least on tv? He was like "it must be a tv thing cuz it's pretty loud right here"

yeah it was very loud. i was leading the charge in the 200 section. lost most of my voice. lol

That's good to hear! Good job leading the section and making noise! Fans like you are the best!

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Please boo the fake tough guy cry baby Zach Randolph.

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Bullterrier definitely boo Zbo for us like Hawaii said. Our crowd is honestly embarrassingly bad compared to most other teams. The ONLY time we get as loud as the top arenas is when we have monster dunks which isn't right. Just shows the Clippers fans filling the stands care too much about the highlight. We need WAY more noise against the visiting teams. Even CP3 and Griffin have hinting multiple times about needing more from the crowd/fans.

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100% agree. At least we are louder then laker fans and maybe heat fans. But that's not saying much.

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Let's go clippers let's go!!!

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Hate this foul bullshit! You're down 10 with 40 seconds man.. you're NOT going to comeback unless you pull off THE single greatest playoff comeback in NBA history, surpassing Bird's. Fu** man! Now timeouts, foul, timeouts, foul... 15 more minutes most likely.

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Another fu**ing timeout!? You're down 8 with 14 seconds left idiot!

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f***** Carlessimo. Just run the clock down already.

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Lmao you guys are funny

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The Clippers need to take a cue from this Bulls/Nets game...NOTHING is given. The other time is going to be desperate and want it really badly. They cannot, CANNOT give up home court by not showing up.

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