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Memphis looking for way over Clippers' postseason wall

Memphis looking for way over Clippers' postseason wall

nba.com grantland.com Updated Apr 18, 2013
The Clippers already have one-upped the Grizzlies. They went to Memphis last Saturday night and dominated the fourth quarter in a 91-87 victory, a win that played a significant role in the Clippers earning home-court advantage in their Western Conferenc…
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