Los Angeles Clippers – Memphis Grizzlies 2013 NBA Playoffs
Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan are the three main pillar of Lob City, but the Los Angeles Clippers bring a deep bench led by talented scorer Jamal Crawford into what will be a physical 2013 NBA PlayoffsFirst Round matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies. In a classic offense versus defense matchup in the Western Conference, the subtle and consistent performances of each teams’ role players will play a huge role in deciding the final outcome. Who will be more efficient on the pick and roll? Who will get more and better looks from three-point range? Those are the important things in a grinding, tightly-contested seven-game series. But, yeah – you’re going to see plenty of Lob City action, too.
Standing in the way of the Clippers’ high-wire act will be the tormenting and tight Grizzlies defense led by center Marc Gasol and perimeter hound Tony Allen. While the Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies 2013 series in the regular season ended 3-1 in LA’s favor, Memphis knows the tendencies of Paul & company, so look for the action to be more physical and closely-guarded over a seven-game series. Paul isn’t a chump on defense, either, often starting Los Angeles’ exciting transition game with savvy steals of his own. Gasol and Zach Randolph will attempt to ground Jordan and Griffin as much as possible. Make sure to check out this series for a good match of styles and teams with a history.
Clippers – Grizzlies Playoff Tickets 2013
One key difference between the Clippers – Grizzlies 2013 NBA Playoff first round series is that LA will have the home court advantage. If the series goes a full seven games, four will be at the Staples Center and three will be at the FedEx Forum.
These teams met in the 2012 playoffs, with the Clippers overcoming the Grizzlies’ home court advantage to win game 7 in Memphis and the series 4-3. It all started with this exciting game 1 comeback. Will the Memphis Grizzlies defense be able to contain Lob City? Can the Los Angeles Clippers contain a limited Grizzlies offense enough to pull out a series victory for a second straight year? Let’s just hope we get more exciting finishes like this!