Chris Paul finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists as the Los Angeles Clippers eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies 82-72 in game seven of their Western Conference playoff Sunday.
It was the first game seven win in the club's 42-year history. The Clippers also recorded just their third ever playoff series win.
The Clippers advance to face the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the second round, beginning on Tuesday in Texas.
Los Angeles got a brilliant performance from their bench players down the stretch. The reserves scored 25 of their 27 fourth-quarter points as Kenyon Martin, Mo Williams and Nick Young combined for 33 points and 12 rebounds.
Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol scored 19 points apiece for the Grizzlies who missed all 13 of their three-point shots. Mike Conley shot a disappointing two-of-13 from the field and the team managed to shoot a combined 32.5 percent (25-of-77).
Source: AFP Global Edition