The Daily Clipper – Please-Close-It-Out-Tonight Edition

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up to the basket past O.J. Mayo #32 of the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 7, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Pretty soon our Fearless Leader will put the hammer down and write me up about my tardiness with these things...but for now, ere is a big DC mash up of stuff I've been clipping since the last DC...some maybe old, so excuse the lateness...More importantly, lets get a win!!

Geoff Calkins: Bring back The Grind, at least one night » The Commercial Appeal
They have to win one game. Just one game, at home, surrounded by family and friends.

Why Nick Young's Shirt Will Have Lingering Effects on Chris Paul's Relationship With His Son - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
After the Clippers' win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, Chris Paul asked Nick Young and Nick Young's shirt to accompany him to the postgam...hattip to citizen runningcow...

The Happiest Cautionary Tale The NBA Has Ever Seen -
Baron Davis is out for the Knicks against the Heat with a knee injury that will knock out for the next 12 months, and maybe out of the NBA, in general. But even if this is how it ends, don't feel bad.

BallinEurope, the European Basketball news site " Blog Archive " Danilo Gallinari: Steve Kerr "hasn’t played basketball for too long"

Steve Kerr on the age limit and AAU - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
The age limit feels like a topic immune to new, fresh perspectives. Writing on Grantland today, Steve Kerr -- whose post-column bio might be my favorite

Steve Kerr on the problems with the age limit in the NBA - Grantland
It's not just personal experience — it's common sense.

The Clippers' epic night of flopping - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Paul is leading the Clippers to new heights. We had the feeling there would be plenty of Flop of the Nigh

Chris Webber On Blake Griffin's Flopping (Video) | SportsGrid
The Clippers are exciting. They're coming into their own. They're a game away from eliminating the Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs. If they can keep Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan in place, they'll keep on being exciting - and winning - for years to come. But they're also a bunch of floppers.

NBA Playoffs: Spurs Sweep Jazz, Clippers Survive Overtime -
The Spurs have advanced to the second round, ending Utah's playoff run in four games. The Clippers look to take a 3-1 lead over the Grizzlies.

Lionel Hollins heaps praise on Chris Paul, but could he defend him? | ProBasketballTalk
Chris Paul is the reason the Clippers are up 2-1 on the Memphis Grizzlies going into Game 4. With Tony Allen slowed by a knee injury, Memphis has not been able to disrupt anything he wants to do.

Clippers edge Grizzlies in OT –
The Los Angeles Clippers picked up a gritty 101-97 overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 on Monday night.

Once again Clippers/Grizzlies play it close. Once again Clips have too much Chris Paul. | ProBasketballTalk
Again it was physical and nasty game. Again it was close at the end. Again the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies fought like two evenly matched teams that just don’t like each other. This time it went all the way to overtime.

Blake Griffin, Clippers survive Grizzlies in Game 4 - Lee Jenkins -
LOS ANGELES -- Zach Randolph was the leading per-game scorer in the history of the Los Angeles Clippers when they traded him to Memphis in the summer of 2009. Randolph was averaging 20.9 points, more than Elton Brand or Danny Manning, but the Clippers had just drafted an aerial acrobat from Oklahoma named Blake Griffin and he happened to play the same position. The Clippers billed Griffin as their power forward of the future. They couldn't have Randolph in his way.

Clippers-Grizzlies Game 4: Memphis lets another one get away - CBSSports
Only eight teams in NBA history have come back from down 3-1 to win an NBA playoff series. Considering the luck of the Memphis Grizzlies in the first four games of their series with the Los Angeles Clippers, it's not looking good for them to be the ninth.

Clippers Survive Must-Win Game 4 in OT | Clippers Nation

Lob City Ledger: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies - ESPN Los Angeles
Quick Clippers Takes At The Buzzer

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers - Recap - May 07, 2012 - ESPN
NBA Basketball Recap: Final statistics from the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers game played on May 07, 2012

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