Watch a live stream of the Clippers vs the Grizzlies from the FedExForum in Memphis.
Where: FedExForum, Memphis
When: 02:30 BST
It’s Game 6 in Memphis, and the Grizzlies have the chance of upsetting the odds and clinching their place in the next round at the expense of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Doubts remain over Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, the latter is most likely to feature, as the Clippers know they must win at the FedExForum in Memphis to avoid elimination.
The Grizzlies have started to dominate the series through their big men with their inside games with Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol grinding away at their rivals.
“We’ve got to go there, win there,” said Paul on Thursday. “We’ve shown the ability to do it before. We know it’s going to be rowdy in there. We knew that Game 6 was going to be a close-out game for somebody. We just hoped it wouldn’t be an opportunity for them, but it is. We just got to make it work.”
The Clippers know they are capable of winning in Memphis, having won both Game 1 and 7 in last year’s playoffs and triumphed on both their visits during the regular season this year.
However, with the pressure on, they must repeat that under an intense atmosphere, and will be heavily reliant on Paul to dictate the flow of the game and do a better job of getting his team-mates involved.
Memphis have outworked their rivals during their 3-0 run and been able to dominant as a result, the Clippers know that they can’t allow that to happen on Friday night.