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Clippers’ record against the Grizzlies: 0-2
Remaining games against the Grizzlies: Wednesday, March 13; Saturday, April 13
Advantage over the Grizzlies: Psychological edge
Breakdown: Over the last two seasons, the Clippers have gone a sterling 8-3 against the Memphis Grizzlies, including a first-round upset in 2012.
Last season, the Clippers not only won an emotional Game 1, but also took Game 7 on the road.
This season, Los Angeles has won its first two matchups against the Grizzlies, including a rout on the road without Chris Paul
The recent success that Los Angeles has enjoyed over Memphis has to have taken its toll on the Grizz.
Memphis has the second-best defensive rating in the NBA at 97.2, and holds opponents to an average of just 44.0 percent from the field, per NBA.com.
Against the Clippers, the grit-n'-grind Grizzlies are giving up an average of 100.0 PPG on 48.7-percent shooting from the field. Memphis’ defensive rating is 105.4 against Lob City’s high-octane offense, per NBA.com.
Although it is unlikely that these two teams will play each other this postseason, the two are jockeying for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.
Defeating Memphis in their final two contests will be key for Los Angeles.