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Clippers stage amazing comeback in Memphis

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The Los Angeles Clippers have opened their first NBA postseason in six years with an incredible comeback in Memphis.

The Clippers trailed by as many as 27 before closing on a 28-3 run to beat the Grizzlies, 99-98. Nick Young drained three three-pointers during a one-minute stretch late in the rally, and Chris Paul put the Clippers ahead to stay by hitting two free throws with 23.7 seconds left. Young finished with a team-high 19 points in 24 minutes off the bench, and Paul added 14 points and 11 assists.

Rudy Gay paced the Grizzlies with 19 points, including a basket with 28.4 seconds remaining to give Memphis its last lead. Gay also had another chance to win it until he missed a jumper in the final second.

Memphis led 84-57 with under two minutes to play in the third period. The Grizzlies will try to bounce back from the collapse when they host Game 2 on Wednesday.

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