Los Angeles, CA- For a second straight year, the Memphis Grizzlies will have a chance to close out the Clippers in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs after the Grizzlies went into L.A. and won the pivotal game 5 103-93.
Once again, the Clippers had no answer for Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, who continue to dominate inside for the Grizz. ZBo had another double double–25 points and 11 rebounds while Gasol added 21 and 8 boards.
Mike Conley, continuing his solid play, chipped in 20 helping offset a career playoff high of 35 for L.A.’s Chris Paul.
L.A. did get to within five late, but that’s when Tayshaun Prince scored 5 big points, finishing with 15 to hold off a Clipper team that was forced to play most of the second half without All-Star Blake Griffin, who injured an ankle in Monday’s practice.
The Grizzlies can now close out the Clippers Friday night as Game 6 returns to the Grindhouse. Tip time is set for 8:30.