The Daily Clipper – TGIF Edition

May 2, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Professional wrestler Jerry Lawler performs during a timeout in the second half of game two of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers at FedEx Forum. Memphis won 105-98. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

Sorry for this being so late, but I actually had a meeting scheduled for 8:30 am on a Friday!!...There wasn't even coffee made!! Anyhow, regardless of the loss, I still think the Clippers take this series in 6. I hope the team complained to the league about officiating. I don't have a problem with grind down, physical type of game being played on the blocks, but our guys were getting creamed out in the perimeter...
Here are some notes/stories from around the internets...

Memphis Grizzlies must bring their best to L.A. " The Commercial Appeal
The Grizzlies headed to Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon with two obvious goals: to maintain momentum in their first-round series against the Clippers and regain home-court advantage.

Geoff Calkins: Grizzlies show fight in Game 2 " The Commercial Appeal
It was over-the-top and absolutely perfect for this town. If you can’t bring out Jerry Lawler for a moment like this, when can you?

Clippers hope to make a statement at home against Grizzlies - latimes.com
All of the Clippers admitted that it was a good thing to return home to Los Angeles on Thursday tied at 1-1 in the best-of-seven first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies.

History is now on the Grizzlies' side - Los Angeles Clippers Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
There would be no historic comebacks this time. No pleas from Chris Paul to the coaching staff to keep the starters in the game for one last push. No

Grizzlies win Game 2 by putting Game 1 loss front and center - NBA - CBSSports.com News, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
Most teams want to forget about choking away what looks like a certain victory. But as Garry Parrish explains, the Grizzlies use their loss in Game 1 to inspire themselves to a Game 2 victory over the Clippers.

Behind the Box Score, where the Mavericks and Knicks have their backs against it | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Ball Don't Lie: Oklahoma City Thunder 95, Dallas Mavericks 79 (Oklahoma City leads series, 3-0) Sometimes, happily, the expected narrative doesn't work out the way you thought it would. This is not an example of such, because though we're very excited at the … Continue reading →

Chris Paul pushed to the limit - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Paul tries to maintain control against the Grizzlies. There was plenty of time to come. Down seven points with sev

Truth About It " True or False: Half of All 7-Footers are in the NBA
Roy Hibbert is a very, very tall man. Seven feet-and-two-inches tall, in fact. And over on Grantland, there is a really, really good article about

Clippers need to set the style - Clippers blog : The Orange County Register
Wednesday, we got a look at what this series between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers was going to look like over the next week or so. Zach...

JILL PAINTER on THE CLIPPERS: Even in defeat, Paul shows why Clips traded for his services - LA Daily News
MEMPHIS, Tenn. The Chris Paul trade was made for moments like these. The Clippers hadnt been in the playoffs in six years, and Paul was willing them through Wednesdays Game 2 of the Western Conference playoffs. | See photo gallery.

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