(LOS ANGELES) — The Clippers will try to do their best tonight with a banged-up Chris Paul and Blake Griffin at home, looking for a trip to the conference semifinals.
The last time they won a playoff series was in 2006. And Memphis head coach Lionel Hollins realizes what his team is facing, down 3-2 on the road.
“They’ve made more plays than us,” Hollins said. “I mean the little kid Chris Paul has done a great job of finishing games and that’s really been the difference in all those games that we have lost. We did a good job getting ahead of them last night and the one other win we had here, and we’ve got to do that when we go out to L.A.”
Both Paul and Griffin plan to play tonight.
“We know how big of a game it is,” Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro said. “It’s great to be in this situation, and we have to handle it the right way, hopefully.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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