Grizzlies win without a made 3-pointer, first time since Lakers in 1997
From Elias: The Grizzlies defeated the Clippers, 92-80, despite missing all six of their three-point field-goal attempts. They were the first NBA team in 15 years to win a playoff game by at least 10 points while not making a field goal from beyond the arc. That had last been done by the Lakers, in a 104-84 victory over the Jazz in the 1997 Western Conference Semifinals.
Griffin and Paul lead Clippers past Grizzlies
From Elias: Blake Griffin scored 30 points and seven assists before fouling out in overtime and Chris Paul finished with 27 points and seven assists as the Clippers held to take a 101-97 verdict from the Grizzlies, giving them a three-games-to-one lead in the series. The Clippers were the first NBA team to have a pair of players with at least 25 points and at least seven assists in a playoff game since they did it themselves back on May 14, 2006, when Elton Brand had 30 and eight and Sam Cassell had 28 and nine in a victory over the Suns.
Allen follows up CP3’s steals with eight of his own
From Elias: The Grizzlies’ Tony Allen had eight steals against the Cavaliers on Monday night, tying the NBA season-high, one day after Chris Paul also had eight steals. It’s the first time in 23 years that on each of back-to-back days an NBA player recorded eight-or-more steals in a game. That had last happened in April 1989, with John Stockton and the Kings’ Danny Ainge turning the trick.
Bobcats continue to struggle, lose after leading heading into 4th
From Elias: The Bobcats held a 67-59 lead over the Grizzlies early in the fourth quarter, but still went on to lose their 19th consecutive game. It was the second-largest fourth-period lead owned by Charlotte in those 19 games, behind a 10-point advantage they had with a little more than 10 minutes remaining versus the Pistons on March 31.