The Los Angeles Clippers had a chance to close out the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night in Memphis in Game 5 of their first round playoff series, but fell short. Both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were hurt on Wednesday but are expected to play on Friday in Game 6 at Staples Center, which will be televised nationally by ESPN.
Paul has a strained right hip flexor and Griffin has a sprained left knee. Both are listed as game-time decisions by the Clippers.
Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy will be on the call for ESPN in Game 6 Friday night, and the game will also be available for streaming online at WatchESPN.com. The game will be broadcast locally as well on KCOP, with Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith broadcasting the game.
Game 6 starts at 6 p.m. PDT Friday night. The Clippers are 2-2 all-time in Game 6 in their playoff history, with their last Game 6 a 118-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns in the first round in 2006.
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