Sorry but I have to do it, DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK! The Los Angeles Clippers pull off a historical comeback in Memphis in the opening game of the opening round in the 2012 NBA playoffs. The Clips found themselves down by as many as 27 points during the third quarter and trailed by 21 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. During the fourth the Clippers commentators were wondering when the starters will be pulled, especially guard Chris Paul. We all should know the unfortunate situation that has occurred in Chicago (of course I am insinuating the Derek Rose injury). Chris Paul and the Clippers refused to give up and continued to chip away. The rally was inspired by forward Reggie Evans with his spectacular defense and rebounding. Also in the mix was guard Nick Young who hit three triples in the fourth to give the Clips momentum as they shrunk to deficit to a couple. CP3 sealed the deal with two clutch free throws to complete the incredible comeback.
It was a great game to watch and even harder to believe. Now the focus is on game two of the series. The Grizzlies are undeniably crushed by the lost, but they also know it is just one game and there is still a long way to go in the series. Both teams matchup well with each other; the Clips did a good job to keep the Memphis front line in check for most of the game. it was the Grizzlies outside shooting that led to the enormous lead. Coincidently it also led to their down fall. It seemed as if Memphis got a little too comfortable shooting outside jumpers and forgot to feed the post.
A bid lost for the Clippers might be forward Caron Butler, who left the game with a fracture in his non shooting hand. Not sure what his status is for the remainder of the series, but it does not look good. In the words of Ralph Lawler, “Fasten your seatbelts!” Game two is going to be another wild game. GO CLIPS!!!!!!!!!!!