Apr 29, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) dribbles the ball up the court during the second half of game one in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers at FedEx Forum. The Clippers won 99-98. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

Clippers Complete Incredible Comeback, Down Grizzlies In Sunday Nightcap

Elsewhere, the Lakers and Spurs were earlier winners and the Celtics fell to the Hawks in the evening game. VIDEO: Rajon Rondo Ejected

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Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Final Score: Los Angeles Completes Incredible Comeback, 99-98

There are no real words to describe what happened in Memphis on Sunday night. The Los Angeles Clippers were as good as dead in the fourth quarter, trailing by 23 as it began and struggling to make any kind of headway against the Grizzlies. It was all but over, and most had given up on the game.

And then, with about eight minutes to go, Memphis suddenly went completely cold. There was no semblance of offensive rhythm and no buckets to show for it. At the same time, the Clippers were suddenly revived on the offensive end. Shots started falling, players were getting open and, surprisingly, Memphis was in trouble.

The Grizzlies lead dwindled to 16, then nine, then, in the final minute, it was gone. The Clippers took the lead for the first time in the game with 50 seconds to go, inching ahead 97-96 on a Reggie Evans lay-in. Memphis answered with a Rudy Gay two, but Chris Paul sunk two free throws on the other end with 23 seconds to go to retake the lead.

The Grizzlies' final possession ended with a contested shot by Gay, and the Clippers had done it. A 28-3 run to end the game brought Los Angeles all the way back, and the Clippers pulled off the most improbable of wins, 99-98.

Memphis fans, your thoughts?



What a wild night.

For news and analysis on these two teams, check out Clippers blog Clips Nation, SB Nation Los Angeles and Grizzlies blog Straight Outta Vancouver.


Jazz Vs. Spurs Final Score: Tony Parker Leads San Antonio To 106-91 Win

Last season, the Spurs cruised to the best record in the Western Conference only to fall to the No. 8-seeded Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA postseason. After a 106-91 vs. the Jazz on Sunday, the Spurs look poised to make a deeper playoff run this season.

Tony Parker led the Spurs with 28 points and eight assists -- despite some admitted rust and a loosely-tied shoe -- and San Antonio took a 1-0 series lead against Utah.

Some quick game notes

• One advantage the Jazz have in this series is on the inside. Utah outrebounded the Spurs 45-to-39 and blocked six more shots than San Antonio. Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson combined for 36 points on better than 50 percent shooting. But the Jazz were unable to really exploit San Antonio in the paint enough to make a big difference. Tim Duncan contributed 17 points and 11 boards, so take that!

• Tony Parker, guys! Man, is this guy good. The stats are above, but today was a good example of why this has been Parker's best season as a pro. If you haven't been paying attention, this was a good chance to catch up. Devin Harris, good luck.

• Spurs bench/depth was big in this one. San Antonio got 44 points from their bench, lead by 14 from Manu Ginobili. The Jazz only had three players in double-figures.

The Very Best GIFS from the Game

David Robinson Likes to Snack

Gregg Popovich Is Winning, Still Cursing Out Refs

• The Agony (GIF) and Ecstasy (GIF) of Ginobili

Insta-Reax from our team bloggers

Here's Amar from our Jazz blog,SLC Dunk:

Here's our Spurs blog, Pounding the Rock:

Keep up with the latest score updates and highlights from this game with our Jazz vs. Spurs StoryStream. For more fan perspective and analysis about these two teams, check out Spurs blog Pounding the Rock and Jazz blog SLC Dunk.

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