Clippers vs Grizzlies: Game Seven: Clippers win 4-3
41 points from the Los Angeles Clippers bench, including all but two of the teams fourth quarter points, helped the Clippers secure a second round berth as they beat the Grizzlies 82-72. Nick Young and Kenyon Martin scored the bulk of the points for the bench with 13 and 11 points respectively. But it was Chris Paul once again who led all scores for the Clips with 19 points and 9 assists.
“That’s what we do, the bench comes in and we try to change the pace of the game and change the momentum of the game. We come in and get stops and just run.”
— Clippers’ guard Eric Bledsoe, who had eight points off the bench.
Both Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol did all they could for the Grizzlies, scoring 19 points each, as they top scored for the Grizzlies. But apart from that, the Grizzlies did not recieve much more help as no other player scored in double figures. A dissapointing loss for the Grizzlies, especially after last years wonderful first round against the Spurs, but there are positves. Marc Gasol has emerged as a scorer during this series, ofthen carrying the majority of the load. The combination of him and a healthy Zach Randolph could very easily form a front court to fear. For the Clippers, it’s all positve, proving that the trade for Paul was a smart one for now and the future.
Posted on May 14, 2012, in Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies and tagged America, Australia, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Game Seven, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, nba, Rudy Gay. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.