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The Grizzlies are looking for revenge after losing to the Clippers in the 2012 playoffs.
It's already been proven that these two teams can go toe-to-toe with one another in the playoffs.
Just look at last year, when the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers went seven games in the first round.
The Clippers ended up winning Game 7. But all that means is that the Grizzlies now have a chance to exact their revenge.
These teams actually finished the regular season with the same overall record of 56-26, but the Clippers held the tie breaker to get the fourth seed and home-court advantage.
In the 2012-13 season, the Clippers won the season series against the Grizzlies 3-1 as they continued to gel as a team that is on the rise.
But every game except one was decided by 11 or fewer points.
In the Grizzlies' win over the Clippers on March 13, Marc Gasol was the top scorer for the Grizzlies with 21 points.
What makes these two teams so competitive is how evenly they match up. The Grizzlies are the league's best defensive team, as they give up fewer than 90 points a game.
The Clippers, on the other hand, score over 100 points per game and are the ninth-highest scoring offense in the league.
Chris Paul will be a huge mismatch for the Grizzlies. Paul averages nearly four more assists and two more points per game than Michael Conley, the Grizzlies point guard.
Conley will have to play tight defense on Paul to limit the superstar's play-making ability.
The biggest advantage the Grizzlies have lies in power forward Zach Randolph. He can match Blake Griffin's physicality in the post, and he out-rebounds Griffin by nearly three boards per game.
Ultimately, the Grizzlies have to play this series at their pace, and not at the Clippers' pace. If the Clippers start getting out into transition too often and get a few lob dunks, the momentum could quickly shift to the side of Los Angeles.
In the end, though, this series should be incredibly competitive. The Grizzlies can win it if they play hard, don't lose track of their man defensively and execute well out of half-court offensive sets.