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Martin's scores 7 of his 11 in 4th quarter as Clippers advance by beating Grizzlies 82-72
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) ' Kenyon Martin scored seven of his 11 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with an 82-72 win Sunday over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 7.
The Clippers won only their third postseason series in 41 years and just their second since relocating to Los Angeles. They also avoided becoming the ninth NBA team to blow a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series. They move on to play the top-seeded Spurs starting Tuesday night in San Antonio.
Chris Paul scored 19 points with a strained right hip flexor. Nick Young added 13 off the bench.
Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol each had 19 for Memphis. Zach Randolph had a game-high 12 rebounds.
A year ago, the Grizzlies lost a Game 7 at home in the second round of the playoffs.