The Clippers ousted the Grizzlies in seven very competitive games in last year's playoffs, but both rosters look much different.
The Grizzlies traded away versatile, but inefficient forward Rudy Gay for an aging Tayshaun Prince and a couple of young, role-playing big men off the bench.
On the other hand, the Clippers' bench looks very different, with key acquisitions Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes and an improving Eric Bledsoe leading the way. On paper, the Clippers' roster seems to have improved much more than the Grizzlies' roster.
This slideshow will evaluate the keys for the Grizzlies to overcome the surging Clippers.