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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 11:00 am  |  14 responses

Nick Young ‘Still in Shock’ Over the Clippers’ Incredible Game 1 Win vs Grizzlies


Nick Young was one of the Clippers’ unexpected heroes during their remarkable, amazing Game 1 come-from-behind victory. Young, along with everyone who watched it happen, is still in disbelief over what took place. From the Commercial Appeal: “Clippers’ forward Nick Young finished an on-camera media interview before practice Monday in FedExForum, then plopped into the nearest courtside seat. The seat happened to be in the exact right corner of the court where Young buried two of three three-pointers in a 60-second span that positioned the Clips for a stunning 99-98 Western Conference first-round series-opening victory over the Grizzlies. Why that corner? Because Clippers’ all-star point guard Chris Paul told Young to go there. ‘Chris told me to be in spots and he’d find me, especially if I had a rhythm going,’ said Young, a 6-7 fifth-year pro who had a team-high 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting (3-of-4 threes) in almost 241/2 minutes. ‘I’m still in shock. I need to watch the fourth quarter again. I still can’t believe what happened.’ Neither can the Grizzlies, who led by 27 points with 2:12 left in the third quarter and by 24 with 11:37 left in the game. At that point, the Grizzlies couldn’t have imagined losing, or watching Young knock a 12-point Griz lead to three points at 96-93 in a blink with 1:47 left. And about six weeks ago as a member of the Washington Wizards, Young, a Los Angeles native, never thought he’d be in a playoff series knocking down a string of killer threes.”

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  • Brent

    He’s still got a played out Twitter handle, but good to see him help the hometown team.

  • Wayne

    Yeah it was a good win but dude needs to get over it. It’s only game 1, they have a long way to go still so should be concentrating on what’s ahead instead basking in a game 1 victory.

  • angus

    herky jerky!

  • bull22

    is he playing in the ncaa tournament????

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    He needs to get over the win and get his head in the next game. The Grizz aren’t gonna let that kind of collapse happen again.

  • Kid Swoosh

    still want the Grizz to win the series, but glad to see my boy Nick Young making noise, getting buckets on a big stage!

  • http://www.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    Sheesh yall are some killjoys, let the man enjoy the win. I’m sure he can marvel at the come back and get ready for the next game at the same damn time.

  • robb

    I wanna see Nick playing like that on a regular basis. He could be one of the best scorers in the league if he had some discipline.

  • feez_22

    I agree w/ wayne and M Cho. Holding on to moments like this will only make a player complacent. He should be worried about the next game now. I’m sure the vets on the team are telling the young guys to let the last game go so they can get back to business. The clippers actually played the grizz to a stand still in quarters 2 & 3 and then blew em out in Q4. The clips should be concerned about trying to sustain their 2nd and 3rd quarter production and not let a 1st Q like what happened in G1 happen again.

  • mugiwara

    start Kmart.

  • http://slamonline.com J Du Bois

    He is still shocked he got traded from the bullets

  • riggs

    get over it? DUDE WAS WITH THE WIZARDS, screw all of your “get over it”.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    reggie evans was the mvp in that forth q. str8 harrasing dudes, no one could go by him. all over the place

  • lakernation

    Still got three more to go young man!

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