May 2, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Professional wrestler Jerry Lawler performs during a timeout in the second half of game two of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers at FedEx Forum. Memphis won 105-98. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Playoffs: Wednesday Night Reactions

San Antonio Spurs  114            Utah Jazz  83

May 2, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) is fouled as he shoots against the Utah Jazz during the second half of game two in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the AT

So much for the demise of the Spurs as they routed the Jazz last night for a 2-0 edge. A  game that saw the Spurs put together a 20-0 run to really open it up. This was the second worst loss for the Jazz in their playoff history.  The Spurs probably could have surpassed the beat down the Bulls gave the Jazz back in 1998, but most of their starters were pulled and they actually got outscored in the fourth quarter.  But it didn’t mean anything, and the Spurs now look to take game three and keep control of this series.

 

 

 

 

 

Memphis Grizzlies  105            Los Angeles Clippers  98

May 2, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50) celebrates after sinking a shot during the second half of game two in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers at FedEx Forum. Memphis won 105-98. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

The Grizzlies didn’t blow a 27 point lead in this one, but had to fight to get back into the game.  OJ Mayo scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help spark the Grizzlies.  This series is tied up 1-1 in the best of 7.  They played a much more physical style and used different players to defend Clippers’ point guard Chris Paul to keep him in check.  Six players reached double figures in scoring to help the Grizzlies cause, and now the series shifts to Los Angeles.  Who knows what might happen in that game with these first two going back and forth?

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