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No magical comeback in Game 2

The Sports Xchange

In the fourth quarter Wednesday night in Memphis, the Clippers looked ready to make their move. Chris Paul had just converted on a four-point play to put the Clippers within four.

But unlike Sunday night, the Clippers weren't able to shake their earlier shortcomings, eventually falling 105-98.

The biggest woes for the Clippers came in three areas -- the offensive glass, turnovers and on the foul line.

Memphis dominated in those three facets, grabbing 12 more offensive rebounds, committing 12 fewer turnovers and shooting 21 more free throws.

"It's hard to beat a team that shoots 21 more free throws than you," Paul said.

Paul also turned the ball over five times.

"That was huge," Paul said. "It's my fault. I turned the ball over way too much. I have to figure out how to get them off of me."

Game 3 of the series is Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.

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