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The Clippers had Game 7 victories in the first round over Memphis in 2012,
Here's a look at how those games went down:
With one second left and the score tied,
Paul finished with a team-high 27 points on nine-for-13 shooting and six assists. The Clippers' point guard did this while injured -- with two minutes remaining in the first quarter, Paul sustained a left hamstring strain. The Clippers said it was questionable whether he'd return, but he checked back into the game with 6 minutes 27 seconds left in the second quarter.
Said Paul: "Down the stretch our team has a thing that we say, what [Clippers Coach] Doc [Rivers] said, don't let go of the rope. At any time we could have let go of the rope, and just thought it's these guys, we've fought hard and we could have conceded. But we kept fighting and guys made plays in order to win."
The Clippers overcame an eight-point halftime deficit. Chris Paul had 22 points, 14 assists and four steals. DeAndre Jordan had 15 points and 18 rebounds.
"We just showed a lot of fight," Paul said. "There were ups and downs throughout the entire series. This was a slugfest. It was a dogfight. That's a good team we beat over there. Steph [Curry] was amazing all series long."
The Clippers' reserves outscored Memphis' bench, 41-11, en route to an 82-72 win.
The Clippers won the game despite several injuries, including to starters Blake Griffin (sprained left knee), Chris Paul (strained right hip) and