Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 11, 2012. Playoffs day 14. Memphis lives to play another day!

Grizzlies 90, Clippers 88. 


"This one has to hurt," Paul said. "If it doesn't hurt, it means you don't care."

"We were very focused on our task defensively and that's a big reason we won," said Gasol, whose brother, Pau, will play a Game 7 with the Los Angeles Lakers against Denver at Staples on Saturday night. "We were way more disciplined. The whole team is doing a better job of finding me in the post."

"Right now is not the time to start pointing the finger," Griffin said.
"I didn't know he was hurt," Randolph said. "Everybody's hurting. My knee is hurting. I ain't looking for no excuse. You got to put that in the back and keep playing."

"It's uncharted territory for us as a team," Clippers second-year coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We got to stay together, battle through it and give our best effort of the season."

"All of this means nothing because it's a one-game series," Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said. "Everyone has a chance to win."

"It was looking bleak at that time," Hollins said.
"We stuck together and finished the game," Randolph said. "That's what coach has been preaching."

"I got to do better," Paul said. "We didn't want to go back to Memphis, not 'til sometime next season."

"I tried not to pick and choose (movements)," Griffin said. "Sometimes there was a move I could normally make but not in these circumstances."

"We just kept battling," Hollins said. "Our defense started collapsing and not giving them anything. That was the key."

Game Notes

Gasol said he and his brother's respective Game 7s on Sunday would be watched in their home country of Spain. "They do love basketball," he said. "We got a whole country behind us." .

Reggie Evans was called for a technical in the second quarter, the 20th of the series and 13th for the Clippers. .

Mo Williams, who scored 20 points for the Clippers in Game 5, had the middle and ring fingers of his right shooting hand taped and he scored just two points. 

 The Clippers' bench outscored Memphis' reserves for the fourth time in the series, 34-15. ... The Clippers fell to 2/3 in the sixth game of a playoff series. 

The Grizzlies improved to 2-2 in elimination game's dating to last season's playoffs.

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