Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies earned some payback this postseason by sending Los Angeles home early after they had been ousted by the Clippers in last year's Western Conference quarterfinals.
The Grizzlies used a balanced attack in a physical Game 6 to come away with their fourth straight victory, a 118-105 decision thanks to seven double-digit scorers and their ability to get to the foul line.
Mike Conley and Zach Randolph each scored 23 points, while Tony Allen filled the stat sheet with 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists for fifth-seeded Memphis, which will play the West's top seed, the Oklahoma City Thunder, in the next round after they finished off the Houston Rockets on Friday.
The Grizzlies, who lost as a No. 4 seed to Los Angeles in last year's first round, became the 16th team in NBA history to rally from an 0-2 deficit to win a seven-game series and the 10th to finish it off in Game 6.
Chris Paul paced the fourth-seeded Clippers with 28 points and eight assists, but was ejected with 2:29 remaining in the game after receiving his second technical foul for throwing a cheap shot into Marc Gasol's abdomen.
Matt Barnes stepped up with Blake Griffin limited due to a high ankle sprain and put in 30 points on 11-of-14 shooting, but Los Angeles could not stop the suddenly-clicking Grizzlies.