As the Los Angeles Clippers enter the 2012 playoffs losing three of their last four, the Memphis Grizzlies enter Sunday night's contest with an 11-game winning streak on their home court, something Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Co. will look to break in game one of this Western Conference playoff matchup.
The Clips are in a similar position to Memphis last year in that they are the young, inexperienced team in this year's playoffs, which could be a motivator for some on the Clips that don't have any playoff experience:
"People don't expect us to win, and I think we realize that" Clippers forward Blake Griffin said. "Hopefully, we play with that chip on our shoulder a little bit."
Los Angeles won two of the three matchups this season with Memphis, though both victories came at the Staples Center.
Date: April 29, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m. PT
Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
Coverage: TNT Network, Dick Stockton and Chris Webber on the call.
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