Memphis was outrebounded by 24. Big men Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol combined for just six boards in the playoff opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The poor performance on the glass in the 112-91 loss on Saturday night seemed out of character for the Grizzlies, but it all looked very familiar to coach Lionel Hollins.
''I've been saying when we played them before they've gotten more rebounds than they should,'' he said. ''Their wing people come in and get offensive rebounds.''
The Grizzlies were unable to overcome a 47-23 rebounding disadvantage that broke down to 14-4 on the offensive glass and 33-19 on the defensive side.
''That's too much of a difference because that's our game,'' said Gasol, who had 16 points, seven assists and two boards.
Randolph had 13 points and finished with five fouls. Four other Grizzlies had four fouls apiece, including Gasol.
Game 2 is Monday night at Staples Center.
''We've got to really, really step up and execute better,'' Gasol said. ''T...