The chant started with 2:45 left in the final game of the season.
“BEAT L.A., BEAT L.A., BEAT L.A.”
That will be considerably easier after what happened Thursday at FedExForum. The Grizzlies clinched home-court advantage for the first time, defeating the Orlando Magic, 88-76. The Clippers are coming to Memphis. Game one tips off at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at FedExForum.
“TCB,” said Tony Allen. “We took care of business the right way.”
But, then, maybe we should have expected that of these remarkable Grizzlies.
This is a team that lost Zach Randolph for the bulk of the season.
This is a team that lost Darrell Arthur for the whole of it.