Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - A return to FedExForum was just what the
Memphis Grizzlies needed.
After dropping the first two games of the series, including a crushing defeat
in Game 2, Memphis downed the Los Angeles Clippers, 94-82, behind a raucous
home crowd and a big double-double from Zach Randolph in Game 3 of their
Western Conference quarterfinal.
Randolph was held in check the first two games, but powered the Grizzlies on
Thursday with 27 points and 11 rebounds, six of which were offensive, and a
desperate Memphis squad picked up its first victory of the series.
Marc Gasol, the Defensive Player of the Year recipient, turned in 16 points
and eight rebounds and helped limit the Clippers to just 38.8 percent
shooting. Tony Allen and Quincy Pondexter scored 13 apiece and Mike Conley
dished out 10 assists in the victory.
Chris Paul, who provided the game-winning layup for Los Angeles in Game 2,
netted just eight points on 4-of-11 shooting, but the Clippers still maintain
a 2-1 series lead.
Blake Griffin registered 16 points and Chauncey Billups had 11 in the setback.
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