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Doc Rivers was pissed after Marc Gasol drove for that dunk.
Byron Scott said he isn’t sure just yet if Carlos Boozer (questionable w/shoulder) will play. If not, Ed Davis would start.
Chris Paul did lower his shoulder into Mike Conley on that play. Good call.
Clippers playing better but still down double digits. Going to need a much bigger push to win this game.
"All day. He can't guard you. All day," Clippers assistant Armond Hill yells after another Chris Paul jumper.
Boozer might not play tonight because of a sore shoulder, Byron Scott said. Ed Davis would start vs. Denver.
No matter what happens, Mike Woodson perpetually has this look on his face like everything is OK by him.
Bloody nose for Blake Griffin.
Grizzlies need timeout after Chris Paul three-pointer trims deficit to 62-52. Paul much more aggressive.
Chris Paul with two quick baskets.
To be fair to Clippers, the Grizzlies make lots of teams look bad. But Clippers should know the drill too well to play like this.
There's a guy inside a human hamster wheel going around and round at halftime in Memphis. Might as well be Clippers.
Halftime: Memphis 53, Clippers 40. The Clippers are shooting only 35.1% and have trailed by as many as 17 points.
Chris Paul has as many turnovers (one) as assists at halftime. No wonder Clippers' offense seems so horribly out of sync.
Clippers trail Grizzlies, 53-40, at halftime. Even at the Grindhouse, being on pace for 80 points is terrible.
J.J. Redick seems to be a non-factor in games when he doesn't get going early. Going to do an analytical study on this and get back to you.
Big Baby gets the steal, manages to keep the ball and get it to Chris Paul. His passion is something the rest of the team needs.
Clippers aren't in Florida anymore.
Clippers need a new game plan for second half.
The Grizzlies have pushed their lead to 15 with just under three minutes left in the second.
Marc Gasol already has 18 points. Wowzers.
FINAL: Galaxy 1, Sounders 0. The second leg of the Western Conference Championship is next week in Seattle.
MLS goes a week between playoff games? What, are they scared playing more frequently will hurt their wuttle wegs?
Gasol hit Blake Griffin hard, but it looked as though he were making a play on the ball. Refs ruled it a common foul. Clippers aren't happy
Fan yells: "Hey Barnes, if anybody knows about flagrant, it's you, brother."
Fan behind replay monitor yells: "It's the NBA, not kindergarten." Common foul indeed.
Not a dirty play by Marc Gasol. His arm was stuck in a bad spot.
The Clippers are being outshot, 51.6% to 35.5% and outrebounded, 20-11. They're down, 37-27, with 5 mins left in the second
Marc Gasol looks leaner than he ever has. His game continues to improve and evolve. Dare I bring the Lakers into this conversation?
The Clippers definitely don't have the magic touch today against the Grizzlies that they've had in their past two road games.
Marc Gasol sinking the Clippers. This could get ugly quickly.
There is a new wave in the NBA: old-timers on the court during timeouts. Not players, random fans. Dancing.
Sam Cassell showing some major leadership as an assistant. Surprised he didn't immediately become head coach.
Oh, and I buried the lead. Davis did it while we were interviewing Jamal Crawford.
Glen Davis entertained himself the other night making strange sounds to see what they would like on Voice-O-Meter on my recorder. Fun guy.
Lawrence Frank yelling out what plays he thinks Griz will run to Clippers across the court. They're often coded, so no idea if he's right.
Doc Rivers is engaging fans on offensive foul on Z-Bo. Turns to them and asks, "You don't agree with that call?" Then he smiles.
Sam Cassell pulled Chris Paul aside for a long one-on-one chat before start of second quarter. Expect to see a much more aggressive CP3.
That was not "Badger." BK
Grizzlies lead Clippers, 26-21, at end of an ugly first quarter. Matt Barnes has nine points and Blake Griffin 7 for Clippers. Chris Paul? 0
Chris Paul does not have a point or an assist.
I always haggle, by the way.
Check Prime Ticket right now to see Dan Woike and me behind the important media guys.
Grizzlies just had a promotion where their mascot threw a pie in the face of a guy wearing a Lob City T-shirt. Hope it was staged.
The Galaxy take a 1-0 lead on the Sounders in the 53rd minute. L.A. is 15-1-5 when scoring first, including the playoffs.
Each year, the AMAs make getting to Staples Center quite the adventure. But hey, I saw Fergie.
Matt Barnes playing as if Doc Rivers told him reporters were questioning his small forwards before the game.
Random note: Marc Gasol looks/acts more menacing than Pau but is just as friendly when you talk to him.
Matt Barnes acting like it's Game 6 of 2013 first-round series.
These fire contraptions don't seem worth it at NBA games. You hate to think about what could go wrong.
CDR on injury: "That’s why I was shooting so many jumpers because I really couldn’t get to the basket. I didn’t have any real explosiveness.
CDR on being out: "It’s not really tough for me, man. I’m one of those positive spirits. I don’t have any real bad days or real bad thoughts
CDR on shot: "If it was falling, I probably would have continued to play on it and it’s a possibility that it could have popped completely."
CDR on his injury: "The toughest thing is taking criticism, knowing inside what was really going on, but taking criticism from the outside.
Chris Douglas-Roberts has resumed spot shooting but still can't move laterally.
Chris Douglas-Roberts on Achilles': "I haven’t even asked for a timeline because I don’t want to hear something that I don’t want to hear."
The Chris Paul tweet needed an asterisk. *Since NBA started tracking turnovers in 1977.
Chris Paul only player in NBA history to play the first 11 games of a season with at least 105 assists and 16 or fewer turnovers.
Everybody back for Grizzlies versus Clippers.
"Football all day for two days? It's ridiculous." - Mom, who hates football. AK
If this were the WWE today's Rams-Chargers game would be a "Loser Leaves Town" match.
Just giving you a hard time!!
L.A. is a Laker, Dodger, USC football and UCLA basketball town. That was built over 50 years on a foundation of titles not bragging rights.
UCLA is much better than the 4-5-loss squads USC has had the past 3 years. No doubt. I'm just saying you have to do more to truly "own L.A."
I'd like to think that any program in any sport that "owns L.A." has more than one conference title since 1998.
The Victory Bell and bragging rights change hands every year. I just don't think the same is true for the proverbial ownership of L.A.
Jim Mora will be the first to tell you it's great to beat USC but he wants UCLA to win the conference, go to the Rose Bowl and win it.
If USC (7-4) loses to Notre Dame next week, the nickname of “Seven-Win Sark” will live on at USC.
Last season was a train wreck with 3 head coaches for USC and they finished 10-4. USC (7-4) won't be able to equal that this season.
USC-Notre Dame next Saturday at the Coliseum will kickoff at 12:30pm PT on Fox.
If you asked 100 casual-to-semi-up-to-date NBA fans to name the team leading the East right now, how many would actually get it right? BK
Anthony Davis scored 43 points on 23 FGA's Saturday against Utah. BK
No time to celebrate for Jim Mora. Asked if he could enjoy the moment "I don't bathe in moments"
"We are building something special here" UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora after 3rd straight win over USC
UCLA players with the postgame Rose Bowl leap. http://t.co/BOkeZahRuD