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ID ZAGFAN
04-21-2013, 09:06 AM
Game 1:

Clippers win big.
Video with R0nny:
http://www.nba.com/clippers/video/teams/clippers/2013/04/21/20130420RonnyPostGm1mov-2455142/index.html

Austin played 5:43. He had 1 block, no points.

Ronny played 9:12. He had 5 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 fouls.

Go Ronny and Austin!

ZaGranny

ZagNative
04-21-2013, 01:46 PM
Still one of the most photogenic guys in the league! Pics from the game:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5TJi2zRh1kY/UXRJUwIhaXI/AAAAAAABfzk/gKWu4nvgjHg/s640/2013-04-20%2520Ronny%2520Turiaf%2520Grizzlies-2.jpg
Ronny Turiaf #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers takes a rebound away from Ed Davis #32, Quincy Pondexter #20 and Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies during a 112-91 Clipper win during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o9wQHpWZiqM/UXRIeXOJM0I/AAAAAAABfzY/hx6rlwUce3o/s620/2013-04-20%2520Ronny%2520Turiaf%2520Grizzlies-1.jpg

ID ZAGFAN
04-23-2013, 04:55 PM
CLippers win on Chris Paul's buzzer-beater.

Ronny played 13:02. He had no points, 1 block, 1 BA, 1 TO, 4 fouls.

Austin did not play. Coach's decision.

ZaGranny

ZagNative
04-23-2013, 06:23 PM
Stat line doesn't tell the story of the importance of Ronny and the other bench players in the game. From the LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-bolch-clippers-20130423,0,3812542.column):

Clippers' reserves even outplay Grizzlies' starters

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3VKiGvCQL8I/UXdAuxsbrBI/AAAAAAABfz0/ptJmE9cpqYs/s600/2013-04-22%2520Ronny%2520Turiaf.jpg

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA APRIL 22, 2013-Clippers Ronny Turiaf celebrates after forcing a Grizzlie player into a jump ball in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center Monday .(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

The Clippers' bench makes its points in many ways beyond the scoring column.

Ronny Turiaf violently swats what looks like a sure layup, forcing a jump ball.

Matt Barnes sticks out his hand to deflect a pass, leading to a shot-clock violation.

Jamal Crawford corrals a bad pass, resulting in a breakaway layup.

All of these things happened Monday night at Staples Center, the Clippers' reserves as determined as the woman in red who kept chugging toward the cooler with a shovel full of dollar bills after her allotted time was up in the "Dash for Cash" promotion.

Sure, it took a massive bailout from Chris Paul in the final minutes for the Clippers to pull out a 93-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round series, Paul's off-balance bank shot with 0.1 of a second left providing the final breathless push.

But the Clippers never would have been in position to take a 2-0 lead in a first-round playoff series that is looking like it's all theirs without the sacrifice of second-stringers known as "A Tribe Called Bench."

The Clippers' reserves didn't just outplay their counterparts, they also largely outclassed the Grizzlies' starters.

Zag 77
04-23-2013, 09:33 PM
He is done. Has not played in awhile and is not viewed as being in the game plan by the coach for the playoffs.


He will have some nice NBA souvenirs to show his grandkids.

Time to look at taking his millions and opening a chain of Subway franchises in Fargo, ND.

ID ZAGFAN
04-26-2013, 08:30 AM
Memphis won 94 to 82.

Austin did not play--coach's decision

Ronny played 14:29. He had 4 points, 1 rebound, 3 fouls, 1 To, 1 block.

ZaGranny

ID ZAGFAN
04-27-2013, 05:12 PM
Grizzlies 98 Clippers 81

Austin did not play.

Ronny played 13:20. He had 4 points 2 rebounds and 3 fouls.

ZaGranny

ID ZAGFAN
05-01-2013, 06:25 PM
Austin did not play.

Ronny played 8:33. He had 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 foul, 1 TO, 1 block.

ZaGranny

ID ZAGFAN
05-04-2013, 03:27 PM
Neither Ronny nor Austin played last night in the series final won by Grizzlies.

ZaGranny