Memphis, Tennessee (Sporting Alert) — The following are the confirmed starters for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers in tonight’s NBA first round playoff Game 4 contest at FedExForum.
When: 4:30 PM ET, Saturday, April 27, 2013
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
TV: 4:30 p.m. ET, TNT
The LA Clippers lead the seven game series 2-1.
Chauncey Billups, who has been bothered by a groin injury seems to have shaken off the problem and will join Chris Paul in the starting lineup at shooting guard for the Clippers.
Blake Griffin is also good to go, despite concerns over his injury, while Caron Butler and DeAndre Jordan complete the starters for the traveling Clippers, who won both the opening games at Staples Center.
The strong bench includes Jamal Crawford, Eric Bledsoe, Lamar Odom and Matt Barnes.
Paul admitted to making careless mistakes that led to easy points for Memphis in Game 3 said: “I mean especially me.
“I had five turnovers and our turnovers led to 17 of their points.
“I just got to be more aggressive you know what I mean?” he said ahead of the game. “I’ve just got to be more aggressive.
“I played 30 some minutes and didn’t shoot one free throw. Something ain’t right.”
Meanwhile, Memphis has confirmed that injured guard Kenyon Dooling will not feature in tonight’s game.
However, Zach Randolph, who led the Grizzlies with a team high 27 points and 11 rebounds in the last game, Mike Conley, Tony Allen and Marc Gasol, the new NBA Defensive Player of the Year are all good to go from the start.
“We got to be ready ourselves,” Randolph said. “We got to play defense and match the energy.”