NBA Playoff Schedule 2012: Memphis Grizzlies Players Who Are Key to Beating L.A.

May 12th, 2012 by Chris Roling Leave a reply »
The Memphis Grizzlies did a great job of forcing a Game 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs, but there are several Grizzlies' players that are going to have to step up in order to actually win Game 7.

Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol led the way for the Grizzlies in Game 6 with 18 and 23 points, respectively. That’s not going to happen every night against a team with DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin occupying the middle of the court.

Memphis will have the home-court advantage in Game 7, but that may not be enough for the underrated Grizzlies to win the series. There are three key players that must elevate their level of play in order for the Grizzlies to prevail.

O.J. Mayo

Mayo had a lowly four points in Game 6 and only played eight minutes. He’s a streaky scorer that can have a huge impact on any game. Game 7 would be an ideal time for Mayo to explode.

If Mayo can get hot offensively, the Grizzlies shouldn’t have much trouble dispatching the Clippers. He’s been inconsistent at best thus far, but he’s due for another big game.

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