The Memphis Grizzlies took a terrible defeat in Game 1 of the first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Their blown 21-point fourth-quarter lead matched an NBA playoff record. The loss was a deafening shot to open the playoffs.
Everything fell apart in the fourth quarter. Memphis coasted after putting its second unit in the game, and continued that outlook even after the Clippers started their rally and the Grizzlies starters came back in. They couldn't knock down shots when the going became tough. Above all, the typically tenacious Grizzlies defense was anything but that.
Lionel Hollins' crew will have some things to change in order to bounce back from this miserable loss. Following is a breakdown of what the Grizzlies need to do in Game 2.