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Grizzlies hoping home court helps them vs Clippers

Tuesday - 4/23/2013, 4:59pm  ET

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin celebrates with Lamar Odom during the second half of Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

AP Sports Writer

The Grizzlies are back home in Memphis down 0-2 against the Clippers hoping the change in scenery helps them force this first-round series into a return trip to Los Angeles.

Coach Lionel Hollins is preaching that it isn't do or die time.


Hollins said Tuesday that the Grizzlies have to try to win two games on their own court and that's why the playoffs feature two games on the road followed by two at home. He says the Grizzlies need a sense of urgency and just need to win one.

The Grizzlies rallied from 12 down in the fourth quarter Monday night before Chris Paul scored the winning basket with a one-tenth of a second on the clock for a 93-91 win.

Game 3 is Thursday night in Memphis.

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