Grizzlies disappointed after early playoff exit

MEMPHIS, TN (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies have learned a very hard lesson about the postseason. Putting together a magical run deep into the playoffs isn't as easy as they made it look a year ago.

They came back and posted a 41-25 record in the regular season that set a franchise record for the highest winning percentage in earning their highest postseason seed at No. 4. They even had Rudy Gay, who missed last year's run to the seventh game of the Western Conference semifinals with a shoulder injury.

The Grizzlies ended this postseason in seven games again, but in the first round with an 82-72 loss Sunday to the Clippers. Coach Lionel Hollins said Monday hopefully this sticks with the Grizzlies for a long time.

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