Clippers Vs. Grizzlies 4-30-13 Playoff Thread Gm. 5

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Vs. NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies preview By JOE RESNICK Posted Apr 29 2013 7:17PM LOS ANGELES (AP) Now that they've had a couple of days to digest those back-to-back losses the suddenly rejuvenated Grizzlies shoved down their throats in Memphis, the Clippers are back home and eager to swing the momentum back in their favor in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. "Tomorrow's the biggest game of the season for us. We've got to win this game," All-Star point guard Chris Paul said Monday at the team's Playa Vista practice facility. "We hoped to go undefeated throughout this whole....

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Billups is the biggest tool on the team. STILL saying idiotic **** like "The pressure is on them not us". News flash moron but pretty much ALL of the pressure is on the team that give up a 2-0 lead and 2 straight losses back at home.

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^yeah,,the corporate line is getting old Chauncey,,,even we know what has to be done

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Im getting tired of his "not a big deal" act. Hell yes it's a big deal and they should treat EVERY SINGLE game like it's a big deal. I've been watching the Warriors and realized how bad our effort is in comparison. That team fights EVERY SINGLE play. Diving for loose balls, banging people up, setting hard screens.

That Billups mentality is exactly why we are tied 2-2 now instead of being 3-1 or 4-0.

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Loudest game in Clipper history?! Jk we let celebrities into the games Sad

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I actually think us raising ticket prices are softening up our crowd because a lot of real fans can't afford these Laker prices. Now rich kids can go take their Instagram photos at a Clipper game but they don't want to look like they care too much by yelling and cheering on our team with real passion.

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CapsNClips wrote:
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Loudest game in Clipper history?! Jk we let celebrities into the games Sad

I actually think us raising ticket prices are softening up our crowd because a lot of real fans can't afford these Laker prices. Now rich kids can go take their Instagram photos at a Clipper game but they don't want to look like they care too much by yelling and cheering on our team with real passion.

Eh 50 bucks for a ticket in 200s is about what you find everywhere during playoffs.

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If they don't come out aggressive and with a cause then I think it's time to give up on this team this year and just watch the Heat win it all like we all think they will

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I hope it is the loudest game. It helps when the 6th man and fans help the home team. Golden states homecourt is crazy loud. It definitely helps them.

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I f***** hate Memphis fans, they boo at the tiniest things. Maybe that's why those refs give them so many ticky tack calls.

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Loudest game in Clipper history?! Jk we let celebrities into the games Sad
I actually think us raising ticket prices are softening up our crowd because a lot of real fans can't afford these Laker prices. Now rich kids can go take their Instagram photos at a Clipper game but they don't want to look like they care too much by yelling and cheering on our team with real passion. You guys pretty much know my history and how long I have been going blah blah,,but I will say for me hanging to ST is not easy. I am retired, live off of....

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IF you go to this game, you should be going home without a voice,,if this old man won't have one, you neither should you!

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FightOnRon wrote:
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Loudest game in Clipper history?! Jk we let celebrities into the games Sad

IF you go to this game, you should be going home without a voice,,if this old man won't have one, you neither should you!

Good one Ron!

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Go clippers !!! Statement gm for our season so far !!!

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Vegas has us winning by 5, I like it.

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Must win game. We can't lose this game or season is pretty much done!

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We'd better step on their necks tomorrow! The level of disappointment would be unimaginable if we lose. We need EVERYBODY to do their damn jobs!

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Got to show them why home court is important!

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lobcityhawaii wrote:
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Loudest game in Clipper history?! Jk we let celebrities into the games Sad

IF you go to this game, you should be going home without a voice,,if this old man won't have one, you neither should you!

Good one Ron!

I do it for section 206!

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^alright that's what I like to hear!

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I'm scared.

ClippersDA
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Is feel better if they had played better in Memphis, even if the outcome was the same. I guarantee you Memphis feels confident

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Two words

MUST WIN!!

Cant afford to go down 2-3. Memphis feels like they got us right where they want us.

We need this for our confidence and for respect. we needs this!

Team should come out focused and ready to kick some memphis ARSE!

#RepLac

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prediction: if we win the battle of the boards in the first quarter, we should win. gotta come out physical, with energy, and with urgency. no excuses.

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Yes, it's definitely a must win! Not being a pessimist, but realistically if we go down 3-2, we would most likely lose the series already. We just looked terrible in both games in Memphis. If both were super close then I wouldn't be so pessimistic. Let's just win tomorrow! Even if we get lucky I'll be happy!

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I agree. The battle of the boards is a major indicator of who wins this series. Everyone needs to box out aggressively.

Yes, we need to be physical, play with energy and urgency. I'm hoping we do all those things without fouling too much and the refs call it fair.

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agree its on Griffin and DJ

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Moment of truth!

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Exactly! Now is the time. Step up Clips!!!!

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It's not just on Blake and DJ on the boards. That's the key. Yes, they have to rebound, but EVERYBODY has to. We severely out rebounded Memphis because everyone grabbed boards. DJ had 8, Blake had 5, Caron had 6, Odom had 7, Bledsoe had 6....in fact everybody (except Ryan Hollins, ironically) had at least one rebound in that game.

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Bad news: I'm sick as a dog.

Good news: I'll be at home recuperating, able to watch the game instead of working.

Help me feel better tonight, Blake, CP3, Caron, Chauncey, DJ, Jamal and the rest of the tribe! Take care of business!

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i am so nervous for this game Embarassed

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Run them off the court in the 1st, our of STAPLES in the 2nd and out of LA in the 3rd! Then they can do whatever the hel they want they'll still not win.

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We've GOTTA get the win tonight. When you think about it, that last regular season game at Memphis was practically a playoff game. Both teams NEEDED that win. And we TOOK it. We've got to do that tonight!

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Can we make adjustments? Nothing I've seen has given me confidence. The last two games weren't really competitive. I feel like our front line is being exposed, not sure what will happen. Fingers crossed bc if we survive this series there is a path to the finals

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grant hill was big on that game and so was dj. hill hasnt played in the series and dj disappeared after game 1 defensively

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Me too. Yesterday I was so nervous that I bought tickets to the game. For this game I'm going to feel better being there. No commercials, no replays, no stats to analyze. Just going to be there to scream my ass off and hope we can get the win.

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Defense, rebounding, and we need 10+ point games from Chauncey and Caron. 15+ from Jamal, a couple hoops from Bledsoe and maybe 10+ from Barnes would be great. Battle every possession, no giving up/jogging back on D, limit turnovers to under 12 or 13, gang-rebound, and WE WILL WIN.

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This is win or stay home. If we lose this, dont even bother going to memphis for game 6.

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i wouldnt go that far- we play relatively well in memphis (except the last 2 runs). we can beat any team on any given night

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ekker3 wrote:
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This is win or stay home. If we lose this, dont even bother going to memphis for game 6.

i wouldnt go that far- we play relatively well in memphis (except the last 2 runs). we can beat any team on any given night

well it looks like we've gotten flustered at memphis this series. I'd rather not take the chance, this is still win or stay home, in my opinion.

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this is a very scary game!! must win or else i think memphis will close it out game 6. im expecting huge games from both blake griffin and jamal crawford. lets get it clipper nation

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remember when cp3 played the spurs as a member of new orleans? up 2-0 against the spurs then lost 4 in a row. Hopefully cp3 learned something from that series

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This is reminiscent of last year where most of the quarters or games memphis dominated the Clippers, but somehow we win. Their fans beleiving they will win, we need to stomp on them, i would love to win the series in memphis again like we did last year. Best feeling ever, to beat them with all their dissapointed and shocked faces.

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So far, history shows that we do show up against Memphis when it REALLY matters. Game 1 last year to steal home court, Game 7 to close it out when we'd allowed them back in the series, the last regular season game this year to get home court... it just seems like we find it hard to generate that same intensity unless everything is on the line.

Can't be giving up 3-1 or 2-0 series leads because you never know when an injury or even a bad call can cost you that "last chance" game. Stop procrastinating clips and take care of business.

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The key of the game is Blake neutralizing Z-Bo and Deandre pushing Gasol out of the paint as much as possible. And of course rebounding by EVERYONE. I would love to see more of Bledsoe and Vinny put more faith on him to fix his mistake. I shutter whenever I see Billups on the floor when his offense is nonexistence. I have respect for Big Shot, but he haven't shown me much to put faith on him on winning the game tonight. Overall, I think Clips will win this game and the series. Let's go Clips.

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we need a double double from bg and Dj. we need 8+ threes. we do this, and we win easily.

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Is the gm on prime tic /with Ralph tonite ???

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clipperstown wrote:
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This is win or stay home. If we lose this, dont even bother going to memphis for game 6.

i wouldnt go that far- we play relatively well in memphis (except the last 2 runs). we can beat any team on any given night

well it looks like we've gotten flustered at memphis this series. I'd rather not take the chance, this is still win or stay home, in my opinion.

see, i dont even see anything resembling being flustered. its just that the team didnt come out as aggressive or with any of the urgency seen in games 1 and 2. add in the fact that shots werent falling and the game was an anomaly.

we should be fine as long as there's genuine urgency.

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