Los Angeles Clippers, Nick Young scored 12 points in the fourth quarter Sunday, spurring the Los Angeles Clippers to a wild 99-98 comeback win over Memphis in a playoff opener.
Young, who finished with 19 points, connected on a trio of 3-pointers within a 1-minute span as the Clippers erased a 27-point second-half deficit and scored an improbable victory in the first game of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Reggie Evans’ lay-in off a Chris Paul feed with 50 seconds left gave the Clippers their first lead, capping a 26-1 Los Angeles run.
After Rudy Gay’s 10-footer gave the lead back to Memphis, Paul (14 points, 11 assists) sank a pair of go-ahead free throws with 23 seconds remaining.
Gay’s desperation jumper missed at the final buzzer, sealing the Clippers’ amazing comeback.
Blake Griffin supplied 17 points and seven rebounds in the victory. (UPI)