PLAYA VISTA -- Here are video interviews with coach Vinny Del Negro and a number of the Los Angeles Clippers following their practice Friday in preparation for their first-round NBA playoffs matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Del Negro appeared as confident as ever and joked with reporters before and after his meeting with the media. He also indicated that rest and time between games isn't as important in the playoffs as it is in the regular season.
Guard Chris Paul provided an update on his status for Sunday's series opener, since he did not practice on Friday. He also talked about the process of preparing for a playoff series and what being in one means for the city of L.A.
Guard Mo Williams talked about the entirely different dynamic evident in playoff games as compared to the regular season, and he said most of it is based on attention to detail.
Forward Caron Butler emphasized how excited he was to take part in the 2012 NBA playoffs after sitting out throughout the Dallas Mavericks' playoff run a season ago. And he had interesting things to say about how NBA teams and players paid special attention to staying healthy this year.
Guard Randy Foye said film study is key this time of year. The Clippers, Foye said, have to know everything there is to know about Memphis by the time Sunday's Game 1 comes around.