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Sunday, May 13, 2012

NBA : LA Clippers win 82-72 in Memphis to eliminate Grizzlies

The Los Angeles Clippers finally eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies at the third time of trying, winning Game 7 of the first round playoff series.

Kenyon Martin scored seven of his 11 points in the fourth quarter, and the Clippers advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with an 82-72 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 7 on Sunday.

The Clippers, who trailed 56-55 after three quarters, took control in the final period by starting with an 11-2 run and when Mo Williams hit a 3-pointer pushing it to 71-61 with 7:04 left in a 16-5 the visitors were in control.

Los Angeles finished off the win by hitting 9 of 10 free throws in the final 3:26. The Clippers also managed to outrebound the Grizzlies 46-44 for only the second time this series.

Top Performers
Los Angeles: C. Paul 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl
Memphis: M. Gasol 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk

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