Concern Level: High
At a bare minimum, the Memphis Grizzlies need to hold serve at FedExForum or they can kiss their championship aspirations goodbye.
A rather disappointing Game 1 saw the Grizzlies fall to the Clippers by 21 points and had fans wondering where in the world was Zach Randolph?
Randolph only managed to hoist 10 shots in 25 minutes in Game 1, scoring 13 points in the process. Those numbers figured to inflate a bit in Game 2, but alas, they didn't, as he posted a nearly identical line of 13 points (5-of-10 shooting) and eight rebounds in 31 minutes.
For an All-Star who averaged a double-double during the regular season, Randolph's production thus far has been puzzling. Without his consistent offensive output, the Grizzlies have been forced to scrap for points, and it hasn't helped that their bench did not have an impact in Game 2.
Although four of five starters scored in double figures in the second game, Jerryd Bayless and Darrell Arthur found themselves the only active reserves, combining to score 11 points.
For a team that scored 93.4 points per game during the regular season, all of the defense in the world may not be able to save the Grizzlies now that they're facing an 0-2 series deficit.