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Grizzlies 3-0 in Game 6s, trying to stay focused on defense with chance to close out Clippers

  • The Memphis Grizzlies players look on during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

  • The Los Angeles Clippers bench looks on during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The Grizzlies won 103-93. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, right, is defended by Memphis Grizzlies' Quincy Pondexter during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin sits on the court during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

The Grizzlies have played the Los Angeles Clippers enough the past year to know that nothing is over until the final buzzer.

Sure, Blake Griffin is questionable with a sprained ankle and Chris Paul has a left thumb bruised. But the resilient Clippers are deep and talented.

That is why the Grizzlies are focusing only on themselves and their defense, the inside games of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, along with the work ethic they call grit and grind. They are 3-0 in Game 6s, and they lead the Clippers 3-2 going into Friday night's contest in this first-round, best-of-seven series.

But Memphis has lost both Game 7s the franchise has played in the past two playoffs.

Conley says hopefully the growing pains will help the Grizzlies this time around.