The Memphis Grizzlies looked nothing like the team they were in the regular season during the first two games in Los Angeles. During Game 3, they did.
Memphis was able to dictate the tempo and play solid defense en-route to a 94-82 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Zach Randolph was dominant, finishing with 27 points and 11 rebounds. The Clippers had no answer for the mercurial power forward, and he beat them up in the post all night long.
Although Mike Conley did not have the type of performance he did in Game 2, he was able to run the Memphis offense to perfection, dishing out 10 assists without turning the ball over.
The Clippers had problems all night long with Memphis' stellar defense. Chris Paul was corralled and Blake Griffin was held to six points after the first quarter.
Memphis' ability to control the pace finally came through, despite the Clippers' electric bench, which was held in check.
Game 4 is sure to be a slug-fest, especially if Memphis can rebound and control the tempo like they did tonight.