Butler's 3-pointer gave the Clippers their first lead, 63-62, since the game's opening minutes. Griffin took the ball away from Gasol and fed Bledsoe for a layup that tied the game at 66 going into the fourth quarter.
"We just kept battling," Hollins said. "Our defense started collapsing and not giving them anything. That was the key."
The Grizzlies led by nine points in the first half, when they outrebounded the Clippers. Paul twice drew the Clippers within one in the second quarter before Gasol's three-point play extended Memphis' lead to 42-38 at the break. Paul and Griffin combined for 12 points and six rebounds in the half, with Paul playing 18 minutes and Griffin 15. The Grizzlies had 13 turnovers in the half, when neither team shot well.
Notes: Gasol said he and his brother's respective Game 7s on Sunday would be watched in their home country of Spain. "They do love basketball," he said. "We got a whole country behind us." ... Reggie Evans was called for a technical in the second quarter, the 20th of the series and 13th for the Clippers. ... Mo Williams, who scored 20 points for the Clippers in Game 5, had the middle and ring fingers of his right shooting hand taped and he scored just two points. ... The Clippers' bench outscored Memphis' reserves for the fourth time in the series, 34-15. ... The Clippers fell to 2-3 in the sixth game of a playoff series. ... The Grizzlies improved to 2-2 in elimination game's dating to last season's playoffs.
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