Fitting for the greatest moment in franchise history, Clipper Nation has had a couple days to bask in the excitement, but as we look forward to tonight, let’s take one last (for now) look back at the magic and then see what the internet has to offer about Game 2.
- The Comeback:
- From the perspective of the man who has seen it all: Ralph Lawler.
- I’m sorry, even though D.J. tweeted this and we linked to it again in our chat yesterday, I just can’t get enough of these t-shirts. How can we get them??? (UPDATE: The guy who made these shirts got in touch with me and said he’s considering making more and selling them. If he does,
I’ll buy them all and sell them to you at a higher priceI’ll link to them on ClipperBlog and work out a deal for ClipperBlog readers to get a discounted rate or something equally cool. Word. -D.J.)
- Zach Lowe, with his breakdown of a comeback and a collapse at the Point Forward.
- Billy Witz of FoxSports.com asks: Who knew that Lob City would be populated by Comeback Kids?
- Chris Broussard with an ode to Chris Paul.
- Kevin Arnovitz reminds us that it wasn’t all bad for Memphis. Not even close.
- And it certainly wasn’t all good for the Clippers. Even if you look past the early jitters and lackluster effort on the defensive end for three quarters, the enduring impact of Game 1 once the ball is tipped tonight will be the loss of Caron Butler with a broken hand. Rob Mahoney, who saw first hand how a team can make a championship run with Butler on the bench, makes the case that while it may have ripple effects throughout the rotation, on it’s face it is “a manageable loss.”
- In the form of Tony Allen’s cranky knee, the Grizzlies may have their own injury concern — he missed practice yesterday.
- Brett Koremenos, editor of NBAPlaybook.com, has a series of adjustments teams can make between games going on at HoopSpeak that has become required pre-game reading. Here is his preview of Clips-Grizz Game 2.