Quantcast

NBA playoffs: Grizzlies even series

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, May 2 2012 11:14 p.m. MDT

MEMPHIS — 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. This time, they got back to their physical style and evened the series.

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.

PACERS 97, MAGIC 74: At Orlando, Fla., Danny Granger had 26 points and nine rebounds, Roy Hibbert added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers took a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. The Pacers regained home-court advantage with the victory, riding good shooting early and building a 29-point lead in the fourth quarter. They also dominated scoring underneath thanks to a 46-33 rebounding edge and have outscored the Magic 81-43 in the third quarter in the series. Glen Davis led the Magic with 22 points, and J.J. Redick added 13.

Get The Deseret News Everywhere

Subscribe

Mobile

RSS