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Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Postgame Grades and Analysis
Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

And just like that, we're all tied up.

The Memphis Grizzlies thwarted the Los Angeles Clippers' plan to head back to Hollywood, up 3-1, winning, 104-83, in convincing fashion.

That's not a typo either. Memphis actually dropped 104 points.

The Grizzlies found themselves ahead for most of the first half, but some late second-quarter heroics, courtesy of Chris Paul, sent the Clippers into the break with a one-point lead.

Memphis recaptured that lead in the third quarter, before absolutely dismantling Los Angeles in the fourth. Paul and crew were outscored by 17 in the final period (33-16).

It was a defensive performance reminiscent of everything the Grizzlies stand for. They controlled the pace for most of the game and found ways to take Paul and Blake Griffin out of the offense on more than one occasion.

That offensive display, though, was anything but normal. Memphis isn't known for its scoring, but couldn't be stopped in the second half.

And now, it's the Grizzlies who hold all the momentum leading into Game 5.

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