they will return to FedEx Forum for four straight games

#1 by Cl11234566 , Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:27 am

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Pauls teammates figure he might need more time to fully recover from his role in one of the ugliest playoff collapses in NBA history. With the Los Angeles Clippers season riding on Game 6, Paul knows he doesnt have that luxury. The Oklahoma City Thunder are back at Staples Center on Thursday night, and the Clippers must shelve their memories of the mistakes late in Game 5 that cost them a chance to close out the series at home. Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford went to work on Pauls mind on the bus ride to their flight home from Oklahoma City after the Clippers blew a 13-point lead in just over four minutes. The fiasco culminated in the All-Star point guards touch foul on Russell Westbrook to set up the winning free throws, sandwiched between two brutal turnovers by Paul -- all in the final 14 seconds. "He was visibly upset, and I told him that game is not on one guy," Griffin said Wednesday at the Clippers training complex. "Its not on him. We made plenty of mistakes down the stretch, plenty of mistakes throughout the game that could ultimately change the outcome. That idea that the game is on him, you understand what hes saying, but its not on him by any means. We still have two games left to play." The Clippers roller coaster of a post-season has careened into another valley after the Thunder stormed back from near-certain defeat with the help of Pauls mistakes and a much-debated out-of-bounds call with 11.3 seconds left. Clippers coach Doc Rivers hadnt changed his opinion one day after declaring the Clippers "were robbed" on that call, although he said he wont file any formal protest. The NBA issued a statement Wednesday night saying the call was made correctly in the absence of clear evidence to change it on replay review. Paul still appeared glum, giving short, clipped answers to questions about his turnovers and the Clippers ability to bounce back in Game 6. "I woke up this morning with a beautiful wife and two beautiful kids," Paul said. "At the end of the day, it is basketball, but theres a lot of guys livelihoods who depend on it, so Ive got to do my part." After three weeks of a circus atmosphere around the Clippers, Rivers still believes his young team has gathered enough resilience to force the series back to Oklahoma City for a deciding game. The Clippers played 43 outstanding minutes in Game 5 to reach the brink of what could have been a benchmark victory in a shift of the Western Conference hierarchy, only to let it slip away. Rivers thinks its a lesson the Clippers needed. "You dont win it easy," Rivers said. "Were trying to do something special here and be something special. And if youre trying to stand out in any job, its going to be hard. Youre going to face adversity, and youve just got to accept that thats part of the process. Yeah, this is hard. Its supposed to be. And thats the only thing I told our guys. Whats going on right now is exactly what should happen to win. You have to go through stuff to win, and youve just got to deal with it." The Thunder travelled to the West Coast on Wednesday with a bit of house money after the comeback by Westbrook and Kevin Durant, who combined for 17 of Oklahoma Citys 19 points in the final 9 1/2 minutes while Los Angeles fumbled, stumbled and finally crashed. Oklahoma City could advance to its third Western Conference final in four years with a victory in Game 6. But the Thunder also recall their own collapse in Game 4 at Staples Center, where they blew a 16-point lead with nine minutes left last weekend. Game 5 told coach Scott Brooks plenty about his teams tenacity. "I like the fact that we did that after the game before," Brooks said. "We had a lot of opportunities to win that game." Neither team has been significantly better in this series: Los Angeles has cumulatively outscored the Thunder 540-539 through five games, with Oklahoma Citys two-man offensive game countering the Clippers more balanced attack. But even after the exhaustion of a seven-game first-round series with Golden State and the continuing drama surrounding owner Donald Sterlings lifetime ban, the Clippers leaders think theyve still got more fight. "I think weve done a pretty good job this season and in the post-season of putting things in the past and just moving forward," said Griffin, who leads the Clippers with 24.2 points per game in the series. Fake Yeezys . American Lindsey Jacobellis was third, while Japans Yuka Fujimori finished just off the podium. Maltais, from Petite-Riviere-St-Francois, Que., earned bronze at the 2006 Olympic Games and is set to return to the Games this February in Sochi, Russia. Fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 . 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Celski on Saturday at the world short track speed skating championship.(SportsNetwork.com) - The undefeated Memphis Grizzlies will resume the best start in franchise history when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night at the Bradley Center. Memphis is 6-0 so far and one of only three unbeaten teams in the NBA, joining Houston and Golden State. The Grizzlies are coming off Fridays 91-89 triumph in Oklahoma City, as Mike Conley scored 20 points and Courtney Lee added 17 points. Zach Randolph finished with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Marc Gasol was held to eight points and nine boards. Oklahoma City was playing without superstars Kevin Durant (foot) and Russell Westbrook (hand), and still gave the Grizzlies fits. (The Thunder) have good players, Grizzlies coach David Joerger said. Thats a good team and were lucky to get out of here with the win. Memphis sank 9-of-18 3-pointers and made 42 percent from the floor. After the Grizzliess close their three-game road trip tonight, they will return to FedEx Forum for four straight games.dddddddddddd The Bucks have lost two straight and fell to 2-4 on the season following a 98-95 setback at Detroit Friday night. Rookie Jabari Parker scored 18 points and Brandon Knight added 17 for Milwaukee, which made 46.8 percent of its shots and hit only 5-of-20 from 3- point territory. Knight also had nine assists and six rebounds. It wasnt enough. Id rather take a game where I score four points and we win the game, said Parker. Its just all about winning. I didnt do enough. Its just about how you finish more than you start. Giannis Antetokounmpo had nine points in the loss. Memphis won both meetings with Milwaukee in 2013-14 and is unbeaten in the last seven games in this series. The Grizzlies have prevailed in each of their last four trips to Brew City. ' ' '

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