Game 6: Grizzlies advance with win over Clippers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mike Conley and Zach Randolph scored 23 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105 on Friday night to take the first-round series 4-2 and advance to their second Western Conference semifinals in three seasons.
The Grizzlies had never won four straight post-season games before this series, and they became only the 10th team in NBA history to win four straight after trailing 0-2. They will open the second round at Oklahoma City on Sunday.
Memphis finished with seven players in double figures. Tony Allen had a post-season-best 19 points, and Jerryd Bayless had 16.
Reserve Matt Barnes scored a career playoff-best 30 points for Los Angeles. Chris Paul had 28 points before being ejected with 2:29 left protesting a foul called on Barnes. Blake Griffin didn't start because of his sprained right ankle, and he scored nine points in 14 minutes. Caron Butler added 14.