Reggie Evans: Clippers Got ‘Punked’ by Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2

by May 05, 2012

After an incredible comeback helped them take Game 1, the LA Clippers were no match for the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2, when the Grizz grabbed a commanding lead and, this time, held on to it intently. Naturally, LA big man Reggie Evans was none too pleased with his team’s performance, and he even went as far as saying that Memphis straight-up “punked” his squad, and that the Clips would have to retaliate accordingly. Via ESPNLA: “Los Angeles Clippers forward Reggie Evans said the Clippers got ‘punked’ by the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of their first-round series and need to respond in Game 3 in Los Angeles. ‘We got punked around,’ Evans said. ‘It is what it is. They did a good job of being physical. It showed. The tape don’t lie. We just learn from it. It’s a great thing that we have a seven-game series … We were pushed around and that goes for all of us.’ The Grizzlies hit 31 of 39 free throws in Game 2 while the Clippers connected on just 13 of 18. The disparity at the free throw line was compounded by the Grizzlies also grabbing 16 offensive rebounds to the Clippers’ four and holding a 20 to 6 edge in fast-break points. ‘You could say I got punked around a couple of times,’ Evans said. ‘They got 16 offensive rebounds, so what is that a sign of? We got pushed around, punked around, that’s what it’s a sign of. We just have to bounce back. They did what they’re supposed to do and we did what we’re supposed to do. We went there and stole one and they came back and hit us back.’ The Clippers emphasized being more physical in Game 3.”