Clippers hope to toughen up vs GrizzliesPosted by Inside Hoops
Since losing game two Wednesday night, Reggie Evans and the Clippers have watched hours of game film, with their glaring shortcomings staring right at them.
“We got punked around,” Evans said. “It is what it is. They did a good job of being physical. It showed. The tape don’t lie.”
The numbers don’t lie, either.
In game two, Memphis crushed the Clippers on the glass, pulling down 16 offensive rebounds, and the Grizzlies established the physical tone, shooting 21 more free throws.
“They got 16 offensive rebounds so what is that a sign of?” Evans asked. “We got pushed around, punked around – that’s what it’s a sign of. We just have to bounce back. They did what they’re supposed to do and we did what we’re supposed to do. We went there and stole one and they came back and hit us back. “…It’s a mindset. It’s like a little kid getting bullied all the time, eventually the kid’s either going to run or bite back.”
– Reported by Dan Woike of the Orange County Register Blog