When no one else believed, Chris Paul was convinced.

Admit it. You didn't give the Clippers any chance of beating the Memphis Grizzlies here in Sunday's Game 7 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, and neither did I or anyone else.

Not after they dropped Games 5 and 6 to squander a 3-1 lead and send the series back to this sleepy city on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Not with Blake Griffin hobbling with a sprained left knee and Paul limited by a strained right hip flexor.

Not with the power of math working against them, either. Prior to Sunday there had been 107 Game 7s in NBA playoff history. In those, the home team won 87 of them.

And let's face it. We're talking about the Clippers.