Point-god CP3 vs Grizzlies
Grizzlies face a must win in Los Angeles tonight as the Clippers lead the series 2-1. The Clippers got both of their wins by a single point, including stealing game one off of a blown 27 point lead in Memphis.
Grizzlies bounced back and took game two but couldn’t get the game three victory after the Clippers missed 17 of 30 free throws, giving Rudy Gay a chance to win the game. The 3-point attempt was a brick and Lob City survived.
Chris Paul has been amazing as expected all series long.
- Gm 1-14 Pts, 4 Reb, 11 Ast
- Gm 2- 29 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 5 Stl
- Gm 3- 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 11 Ast, 4 Stl
On top of CP3′s dominance, the Clippers have been extremely good in the Staples Center all season long with a 24-9 record at home. My immediate thoughts about this series is the Grizzlies will bounce back with a win tonight and this is going to be a seven-game-series.
After thinking it over twice, I just don’t know if Paul will allow his team to fold up at home tonight and catch a loss. Even if the Clippers win tonight and go up 3-1, there’s still one more game in Memphis than in L.A. The Grizzlies are a team with playoff experience and they won’t go home without a fight.
Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph will have to be great and the Grizzlies must get the firepower off the bench from O.J. Mayo. The juice was 1-for-8 last game for 6-points. Despite that he grabbed nine rebounds, four assists, three steals, but also racked up five turnovers.
Marc Gasol must get more touches in the paint as he was just 3-for-5 in 35 minutes. He’s an all-star and if Gay and Randolph are throwing up bricks, he can get you some buckets if you keep him involved.
CP3 has been the most dominant player in this series by far and the real question is if the point-god will allow the Grizzlies to come into his house and put one in the win column and make this the long series that I was expecting at the beginning when I picked Memphis in seven.