Grizzlies even series 1-1, beat Clippers 105-98

By Teresa M. Walker

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, May 2 2012 10:35 p.m. MDT

Los Angeles Clippers' Eric Bledsoe (12) competes for control of the ball with Memphis Grizzlies' Marreese Speights during the first half of Game 2 in their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

Danny Johnston, Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — O.J. Mayo scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Memphis Grizzlies bounced back to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 on Wednesday night.

The Grizzlies blew a 27-point lead in losing Sunday night and letting the Clippers grab home-court advantage in the best-of-seven, first-round Western Conference series. They got back to their physical style and evened the series.

Game 3 is Saturday in Los Angeles.

Rudy Gay also scored 21 points as Memphis showed off its depth with six players reaching double figures. Mike Conley had 19, Zach Randolph 15, Marreese Speights 11 and Tony Allen 10.

All-Star guard Chris Paul led the Clippers with 29 points. Blake Griffin had 22, and Mo Williams and Nick Young 11 apiece.

The Grizzlies had the lead going into the fourth quarter for a second straight game. This time, the Clippers got no closer than four.

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