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Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies takes place in the NBA Western Conference first round Game 2 on Monday night with the Clippers looking to increase their lead in the series to 2-0. The game will tip off at about 10.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Clippers won Game 1 with a confident 112-91 victory, with Blake Griffin scoring 10 points and five rebounds, which was way below his regular-season average of 18.0 points and 8.3 rebounds.
Griffin was busy wrestling with the Memphis Grizzlies power forward for much of the game, who like Griffin, played in foul trouble most of the game.
Griffin fouled out late, while Zack Randolph finished with five fouls. He had 13 points and four rebounds -- far fewer than his 11.2 average that ranked fourth in the league this season.
Griffin said Sunday, "It's my job to keep him off the glass and everybody else rebound. I do want to be more aggressive, but at the same time, I can't hurt us by being too aggressive."
Randolph and center Marc Gasol combined together for six rebounds, which was surprising since the Grizzlies were one of the league's top rebounding teams.
Randolph said, "We didn't play well as a team. They did. We didn't rebound the basketball like we usually do, so there are still a few things we need to adjust. We'll put this behind us, come out and play our game."
The Clippers will surely plan the same emphasis on the boards for Game 2 on Monday night at the Staples Center.
Caron Butler said, "We know they're great at rebounding the ball, being scrappy, getting in the paint and creating second-chance opportunities. If we can control that, we got a great chance to win the game."
The Clippers got contributions from just about everyone in Game 1, with seven players scoring in double figures.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies tips off at about 10.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.