Friday, 04 May 2012
Just two games into their first play-offs run together, the Los Angeles Clippers are already hurting and hobbling.
That is what happens to opponents of the bruising Memphis Grizzlies. The Clippers, however, hope a return home will help get everyone healthy.
With a third of their roster nursing injuries, the Clippers took the day off Thursday after a highly eventful two-game opening set in Memphis. Los Angeles left with a split and seized home-court advantage in the series despite following up one of the biggest comebacks in play-offs history with a 105-98 loss Wednesday night.
Their game at Staples Center tonight (12.30am Sunday UAE time) is their first home play-offs game in six years. The Clippers will be looking for the post-season toughness shown by the Grizzlies, who rebounded from their stunning series-opening collapse with a gritty, grinding equalizer.