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NBA playoffs: Grizzlies get 1st win in series vs. Clippers
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Memphis, Tenn. • Zach Randolph had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies returned to form Thursday night by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 94-82 to pull to 2-1 in the first-round series.

Memphis snapped the Clippers' nine-game winning streak by outrebounding and dominating on second-chance points, the same things Los Angeles did so well on its home court to start the series. Game 4 is Saturday in Memphis.

Marc Gasol accepted his trophy as the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year before tipoff, then scored 16 points. Quincy Pondexter and Tony Allen had 13 each, and Mike Conley was 1 of 9 but had 10 assists.

Blake Griffin scored 16 points for the Clippers. Matt Barnes had 12, Chauncey Billups 11 and Jamal Crawford and Caron Butler 10. Chris Paul had eight points on 4-of-11 shooting and added six assists.

The game was a continuation of the roughness in Los Angeles with a flagrant foul, three technicals and a lot of whoofing along with a bear hug by Randolph after Barnes' flagrant foul.

The Clippers had beaten the Grizzlies three straight in Memphis, including a Game 7 win in the first round a year ago. They also had won six of the last seven in the series overall.

Memphis outrebounded the Clippers 45-33 including 17-5 on the offensive boards. That gave the Grizzlies a 22-4 edge in second-chance points, which was similar to what the Clippers did to Memphis in Game 1 when they held a 25-5 advantage. The Grizzlies also outscored Los Angeles 40-26 in the paint and led by as much as 16. Grizzlies 94, Clippers 82

FG FT Reb

L.A.C. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Butler 23:34 3-6 2-2 0-2 0 2 10

Griffin 32:52 5-12 6-7 0-2 1 5 16

Jordan 24:29 1-3 0-0 2-8 0 3 2

Paul 35:08 4-11 0-0 0-6 4 4 8

Billups 22:39 3-8 3-3 0-2 2 2 11

Crawfrd 23:45 3-10 3-3 0-3 3 2 10

Barnes 26:01 2-6 7-8 0-2 0 4 12

Hollins 9:02 0-1 0-0 3-4 0 0 0

Bledsoe 14:28 0-4 0-0 0-1 3 3 0

Odom 13:33 3-4 0-0 0-2 1 1 9

Turiaf 14:29 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 3 4

Totals 240:00 26-67 21-23 5-33 14 29 82

Percentages: FG .388, FT .913. 3-Point Goals: 9-23, .391 (Odom 3-4, Billups 2-4, Butler 2-4, Crawford 1-2, Barnes 1-5, Bledsoe 0-2, Paul 0-2). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 18 (17 PTS). Blocked Shots: 10 (Jordan 3, Griffin 2, Turiaf 2, Butler, Hollins, Odom). Turnovers: 16 (Paul 5, Billups 2, Griffin 2, Jordan 2, Barnes, Bledsoe, Crawford, Hollins, Turiaf). Steals: 5 (Paul 3, Bledsoe, Odom). Technical Fouls: Paul, 4:10 second Griffin, 3:10 fourth. Flagrant Fouls: Barnes, 6:01 fourth.

FG FT Reb

Memphis Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Prince 29:54 1-3 0-2 1-1 0 1 2

Randlph 37:29 9-18 9-10 6-11 2 5 27

Gasol 36:00 6-13 4-8 0-8 2 3 16

Conley 37:11 1-9 4-4 2-6 10 0 6

Allen 30:45 4-11 4-4 2-9 1 3 13

Bayless 9:58 2-6 0-0 0-0 1 3 5

Dooling 10:19 2-5 2-2 0-0 1 1 7

Arthur 17:03 2-5 1-2 3-6 1 3 5

Davis 5:28 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 0

Pndexter 25:53 4-9 4-6 2-3 0 2 13

Totals 240:00 31-80 28-38 17-45 18 22 94

Percentages: FG .388, FT .737. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Dooling 1-2, Allen 1-3, Bayless 1-3, Pondexter 1-4, Conley 0-4). Team Rebounds: 15. Team Turnovers: 10 (12 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Conley 2, Gasol). Turnovers: 10 (Allen 3, Bayless 3, Dooling, Pondexter, Prince, Randolph). Steals: 11 (Allen 4, Conley 3, Prince 2, Pondexter, Randolph). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 10:47 third Gasol, 3:10 fourth.

L.A. Clippers 20 19 23 20 — 82

Memphis 23 24 23 24 — 94

Attendance • 18,119 Time • 2:40. Officials • Ron Garretson, Tony Brothers, Eric Lewis.

NBA playoffs • Randolph leads Grizzlies vs. Clippers.
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