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NBA Playoff schedule 2013: Grizzlies defeat Clippers to go up 3-2, Nuggets win chippy game with Warriors

The Nuggets nearly blew a 22-point lead against the Warriors, but hung on to win Game 5, 107-100, and force a Game 6 back in Oracle. The Grizzlies took out the Clippers at Staples Center, and can now clinch the series in Memphis.

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The last lob for Chris Paul?

Chris Paul helped turn the Clippers from a laughingstock to Lob City. But his time in LA may be over.

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The Grizzlies are back from the dead

Zach Randolph and the Memphis Grizzlies were counted out a week ago. Three wins later, they're back and looking better than ever.

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Film review: Were the Nuggets dirty?

Do Mark Jackson's claims that the Denver Nuggets "tried to send hit men" to attack Stephen Curry in Tuesday's Game 5 have any validity. We go to the tape to find out.

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Another loss, so much uncertainty for Clips

The Clippers' series has turned 180 degrees over a week. Vinny Del Negro can't survive a loss, and Chris Paul may not stick around anyway.

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Team defense key for Grizzlies' Game 5 upset

Defense propelled the Grizzlies to a critical Game 5 win on the road at Staples Center, and it took an entire team effort to mitigate the usually-deep Clippers squad.

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Nuggets survive, Clippers on brink

Things got a bit nutty in Denver, with the Nuggets beating the Warriors to force a Game 6. Out in Los Angeles, the Grizzlies beat the Clippers again to take a 3-2 series lead.

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Memphis takes command of series vs. Clips

Memphis stole Game 5 at Staples Center, forcing the Clippers to fight for their playoff lives.

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The basketball lives up there now

You don't see this very often.

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Griffin's effort to play hurt thwarted in 3rd

After turning in a gutsy first half and trying to give his team a lift by playing hurt, Blake Griffin's high ankle sprain proved to be too much to overcome, as the Clips star headed to the locker room in the third quarter.

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SLAP SLAP

SLAP!

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Paul's strong 1st half marred by Clips' turnovers

The Grizzlies gave the host Clippers all they could handle, and they closed out the first half with stellar defense to take a commanding lead into the locker room.

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'They tried to send hit men on Steph'

Mark Jackson isn't happy with how physical the Nuggets played his star point guard, prompting serious accusations in his postgame news conference.

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Curry's verbal altercation with fan

The Golden State Warriors guard was involved in a shouting match with a Denver Nuggets fan while running into the tunnel following the Warriors' 107-100 Game 5 loss.

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Someone's gonna poke an eye out!

And he got it!

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Hobbled Griffin gives it a go in Game 5

After a scare in practice, the Clippers' high-flying All-Star will give it a go in Game 5.

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Nuggets win Game 5 over Warriors, 107-100

Denver staved off a late rally from the Warriors to force Game 6 in the Bay Area. Andre Iguodala had a huge game with 27 points and 12 rebounds, while Steph Curry really struggled.

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Only in L.A.

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JaVale is so happy he could kill a teammate

Careful, JaVale! That's a person!

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Nuggets lead Warriors 66-46 at half

The Nuggets finally started showing a sense of urgency in the first half. Now, they'll look to close out the second half and force Game 6.

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Annnnd Shaq ruined everything again

What did we just watch?

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NBA Playoffs 2013, Grizzlies vs. Clippers Game 5

After both teams protected home court in the first four games, the Clippers will try to take a decisive edge when the series shifts back to L.A. tied 2-2.

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Curry, Warriors look to knock off Nuggets

Stephen Curry and the Warriors will try to keep the three-point barrage going in Game 5, while the Nuggets are scrapping just to stay breathing.

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Stop chasing Conley, start rebounding

The Clippers were unable to win either game in Memphis, losing their 2-0 series lead. But if they stop defending Mike Conley as if he's Chris Paul and get back to rebounding, they should be able to take Game 5 in Los Angeles.

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