Clips Go Up 2-0, Bulls Even Series with Nets
Chris Paul did it again for the L. A. Clippers.
The former member of the New Orleans Hornets hit an on-the-run, off-balance jumper with :00.1 left to give the Clippers a 93-91 win over the Memphis Grizzlies to take a 2-0 lead in their first round NBA Western Division playoffs.
The shot came after Memphis came back from a five point deficit in the final 1:40 to tie the game.
Paul had 24 points and nine assists. Blake Griffin had 21 points and eight rebounds. Mike Conley had 28 in a losing effort.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls became the first team to win a road game thus far in the postseason, beating the Brooklyn Nets 90-82. The Bulls defense held the Nets to just eleven points in the third quarter and that was the difference.
Luol Deng led the balanced scoring attack with 15 points as the Bulls placed five players in double figures. Brook Lopez had 21 for the Nets.