Quincy Pondexter: Mr. X-Factor

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In the NBA, what can you buy with $1,234,320? It turns out you can buy an efficient scorer, a tenacious, above average defender, and an "X" factor in a playoff series.. Otherwise known as one Quincy Pondexter.

VDN can't stay & CP3 might leave if Clippers lose

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Tom Ziller of SBNation tells us that: If L.A. loses this, can both CP3 and VDN hang around? Remember, Paul is a free agent this summer, too. It would have seemed improbable that he'd leave the C...

Chris Paul has bruised thumb; Blake's x-rays clean

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According to Arash Markazi of ESPN, Chris Paul has a bruised thumb and Blake Griffin's x-rays are clean. As if the Clippers needed to deal with any more injuries, point guard Chris Paul was...

NBA Playoffs: When Grizzlies Attack

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The Clippers led their NBA Playoff series with Memphis 2-0 and appeared to be in control. Then suddenly Zach Randolph started playing like the Z-Bo of two years ago and everything changed.

Vinny Del Negro calls out DeAndre Jordan

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Per the Daily News: I don't know if crossroads is the right (word) but there's definitely a level you have to play at right now that is much different. He has a much different responsibility...

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.

Final Score Haiku Time: Grizzlies 103, Clippers 93

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It's back to the Grindhouse for an elimination game on Friday night, as the Grizzlies finally managed to steal one at STAPLES Center.

The basketball lives up there now

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Tony Allen with the softest of touches.

SLAP SLAP

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Chris Paul thinks Marc Gasol is a drum

Game 5 Clippers-Grizzlies second half open thread

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A slew of Memphis free throws in the second quarter allowed the Grizzlies to take a six point lead into half time.

Someone's gonna poke an eye out!

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No more basketball until people stop poking Chris Paul in the eyes.

Game 5 Clippers-Grizzlies first half open thread

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I'm hesitant to throw around the overused term "must win" -- other than elimination games, there aren't really any "must wins" and this isn't an elimination game. But it's a close to a "must win" as the Clippers have been this season.

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