NBA Daily Blog Playoff Edition: Grzzlies tie their series vs the Clippers. Pacers take Game 3 in Orlando. Spurs put Jazz in 0-2 hole.

Rudy Gay with a jumper over Nick Young
Photo ©NBA/Grizzlies.com
The Memphis Grizzlies bounce back after a devastating loss in Game 1 in which they led by as many as 27 to take Game 2 of their first round series against the Los Angeles Clippers at the FedExForum 105-98. The series shifts to Los Angeles for Game 3 on May 6.

Rudy Gay led the Grizzlies with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. O.J. Mayo off the bench added 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Mike Conley added 19 points and 6 assists. Zach Randolph added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Marreese Speights added 11 points and 5 rebounds. Tony Allen added 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Marc Gasol added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Chris Paul led the Clippers with 29 points, 6 assists and 5 steals. Blake Griffin added 22 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals. Mo Williams and Nick Young both off the bench each scored 11. Bobby Simmons scored 9. DeAndre Jordan added 6 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks.

In San Antonio, the San Antonio Spurs take a commanding 2-0 lead in their first round series against the Utah Jazz at the AT&T Center 114-83. The series shifts to Salt Lake City for Game 3 on May 6. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 18 points and 9 assists. Rookie Kawhi Leonard added 17 points and 2 steals. Danny Green added 13 points and 3 blocks. Tim Duncan finished with a double-double 12 points and 13 rebounds. Boris Diaw and Gary Neal off the bench each scored 11. DeJuan Blair added 10 points and 7 rebounds off the bench. Al Jefferson and Josh Howard led the Jazz with each scoring 10 points. Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors and rookie Alec Burks each scored 9.  Gordon Hayward and rookie Enes Kanter each scored 8.

In Orlando, the Indiana Pacers have taken a 2-1 lead in their first round series against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center 97-74. Danny Granger led the Pacers with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals. Roy Hibbert finished with a double-double 18 points and 10 rebounds with 3 blocks. George Hill scored 15. Paul George added 12 points and 7 rebounds. Darren Collison off the bench scored 10. Glen Davis led the Magic with 22 points. J.J. Redick scored 13 off the bench. Jameer Nelson added 10 points and 5 assists. Ryan Anderson scored 7.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 14:48 PHT)
WESTERN CONFERENCE
#1 Spurs vs #8 Jazz (Spurs lead series 2-0)
Game 3: May 6, 10:00 am PHT on Studio 23 and NBA Premium TV
#4 Grizzlies vs # 5 Clippers (Series tied 1-1)
Game 3: May 6, 4:30 am PHT on NBA Premium TV

#3 Lakers vs #6 Nuggets (Lakers lead series 2-0)
Game 3: May 5, 10:30 am PHT on ESPN

#2 Thunder vs #7 Mavericks (Thunder lead series 2-0)
Game 3: May 4, 9:30 am PHT on NBA Premium TV
EASTERN CONFERENCE
#1 Bulls vs # 8 76ers (Series tied 1-1)
Game 3: May 5, 8:00 am PHT on Studio 23 and NBA Premium TV
#4 Celtics vs #5 Hawks (Series tied 1-1)
Game 3: May 5, 7:30 am PHT on NBA Premium TV
#3 Pacers vs #6 Magic (Pacers lead series 2-1)
Game 4: May 6, 2:00 am PHT on Basketball TV
#2 Heat vs #7 Knicks (Heat lead series 2-0)
Game 3: May 4, 7:00 am PHT on NBA Premium TV
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