It wasn’t a pretty game. However, the Los Angeles Clippers survived a game 7 road test where few gave them a chance with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin limited. It didn’t hurt that the Grizzlies shot under 33% from the field. Mike Conley and O.J. Mayo combined to go only 3 of 24 from the field.
In the fourth quarter, the Clippers bench came up huge in a game where they were down a point entering the last twelve minutes. The bench scored the first 23 points of the decisive fourth quarter, a streak only ended with Chris Paul made free throws in the final minute.
Los Angeles now moves on to San Antonio in the second round. We all look forward to T.J. Simers’ incisive take down of the Alamo.