At least we got the split. The Los Angeles Clippers loose in the second game of their seven game series versus the Memphis Grizzlies. It was a great game, the Clips were hanging around throughout the game, but the Grizzlies pulled away late in the fourth quarter. The statistics that stood out in the game was the Clips shot over 50% from the field and over 50% from behind the arc. The results was still a Clippers lost. The reasoning being the Clippers were dominated on the boards, which lead to a bunch of second chance points for Memphis. Also the Clippers committed over 20 turnovers during the game. if the Clippers expect to win the series they cannot continue that kind of play.
The Clippers played good defense for the most part during the game. It felt like every time the Clips forced a miss that could potentially lead to points the other way, Memphis would grab the offense board and make the easy put back. It really killed any kind of momentum the Clips were trying to gain. Game three should be intense. I know for a fact that the Staples Center will be rocking and the team will be pumped up to take game three. The player to watch is center DeAndre Jordan. He has to get more aggressive on the boards because if he does not, then forward Reggie Evans should get more playing time. Evans might not be as tall or athletic as DeAndre, but he is tougher and more aggressive.
I cannot wait to see the Clippers play their first home game in these 2012 NBA Playoffs. I expect the Clippers to pull off a close victory and take a two to one lead in the series. Also expect a big game from guard Chris Paul, he will feed off the energy from the arena. GO CLIPS!!!!!!!!!!!