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Apr 22, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) during the first half at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 22, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) during the first half at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

Clips Nation.-

Here are a few more playoff preview links pertinent to our team. I have a confession to make to you all. Maybe, I am arrogant but am tired of hearing how difficult, if not almost impossible, it is for the Clippers to beat the Grizzlies. Maybe, I am just overreacting.

But if we take the series, which is very doable, I can already hear all the so-called analysts claiming how they never gave up hope on the Clippers and knew the Clips would take the series. But it is what it is.

The one thing I pray, keep my fingers crossed and hope is for the guys to stay healthy.

In any case, enjoy the links below and to get us all pumped up about the first game and, why not, the whole series:

La Clippers 2012 Intro Video - Get Loud - Clipper Nation (via EyeofKy)

Grizzlies host Clippers riding an 11-game winning streak at home heading into the playoffs - The Washington Post
The Memphis Grizzlies have been unbeatable at home lately and are preparing to open the postseason on their own court for the first time in team history when they host the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA Playoffs, Part 2 | Sportsrageous
Saturday, April 28, marks the first day of the 2012 NBA playoffs. The matchups and seedings are set, and all that is left to do is dissect each series, evaluate performances, and enjoy the show. Now that the Eastern Conference has been broken down, it is time to head West.

Griffin is the Clippers' marked man- The Orange County Register
Like most 23-year-olds, Blake Griffin has likely never heard of Gerry Cheevers or George Chuvalo. But the Clippers' high-flying All-Star power forward has much in common with the old Boston Bruins goalie and the Canadian heavyweight boxer of the same era.

A playoff triple-header ... of practice - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
With the Lakers and Nuggets preparing in Los Angeles for their playoff opener Sunday and the Clippers getting in one more practice at their own facility...

Lakers and Clippers and Kings, oh my! - The Globe and Mail
With all three LA teams in post season play, Lee Zeidman has been the busiest man in professional sport this past week

NBA playoff predictions, Rookie of the Year picks
Sunday's matchups Clippers-Memphis : Sorry to predict that Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are going down. The deep, talented Grizzlies have Zach Randolph back in the starting lineup, adding a low-post option to the team's...

Clippers vs. Grizzlies: How they match up - latimes.com
Memphis has home-court advantage and playoff experience, giving it the edge in the first-round playoff series.

NBA PLAYOFFS: Clippers ready to set sail - LA Daily News
Chris Paul cut a path through a throng of reporters late Friday afternoon, the Clippers All-Star point guard deftly gliding past the cameras and microphones before finally parking himself against a wall at the teams practice facility.

Most Clippers see playoffs as a new frontier | NBA Basketball | Bradenton Herald
For this edition of Los Angeles Clippers, this 2011-12 collection of players, this week will mark their maiden voyage into the NBA playoff galaxy as an assembled group.

Bill Plaschke: Two NBA teams, one Los Angeles arena, two goals - latimes.com
Lakers and Clippers see the playoffs much differently.

Clippers venturing into the great unknown in NBA playoffs - latimes.com
For this edition of Clippers, this 2011-12 collection of players, this will be their maiden voyage into the NBA playoff galaxy as an assembled group.

TOM HOFFARTH: Occupy L.A. takes over Staples - LA Daily News
The playoffs are the payoff, as it turns out for those who paid to build Staples Center. Its guaranteed: Six postseason NBA and NHL contests over the next nine days.

Grantland's NBA Playoffs Staff Predictions - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Grantland is brimming with NBA playoff excitement. You may have already noticed. Since we couldn't wait for the games to get going, we asked our staff to make three predictions — one realistic, one reach, one pipe dream.