On the front line, Memphis offers a duo that few can match, the Clippers included.
But for a good chunk of their Western Conference first-round playoff series, including Monday night's Game 4 at Staples Center, the Clippers have outmatched the Grizzlies in that area, bullying Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol into irrelevance.
The Clippers took a 3-1 series lead with a 101-97 overtime win Monday, and Gasol and Randolph, who combined to average 26.2 points and 16.9 rebounds during the regular season, watched most of it from the bench, each saddled with foul trouble.
Gasol finished with eight points and five rebounds and he didn't even have a field goal during regulation, continuing an awful series for the All-Star reserve center who had attempted just one shot in the fourth quarters of the three previous games.
Randolph, the darling of the 2011 playoffs who would seem to have plenty of motivation when facing the team that sent him to Memphis, had 12 points on five-for-11 shooting.