May 1, 2012 in Sports

No quit in Clippers


The Los Angeles Clippers huddled during their fourth-quarter timeout Sunday and exchanged blank stares. The clock indicated 8 minutes, 54 seconds remained in the game and they trailed the Memphis Grizzlies on the road by 24 points. There wasn’t much to say. A thick-bearded man, 6-foot-8 and 245 pounds of muscle and often-crazed determination spoke up. “C’mon man, we’re not quitting,” Reggie Evans (at right in photo) said. That message, however foolhardy, seemed to stick. “That was the attitude we had the rest of the way,” forward Blake Griffin said. All the way until the Clippers completed a most unlikely comeback to win, 99-98, and take a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference first-round playoff series. – Los Angeles Times

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