Another locked matchup.
Season Series: Clippers win 2-1
Key Bench: OJ Mayo, Marrese Speights, Gilbert Arenas
Key Bench: Mo Williams, Nick Young, Kenyon Martin
Memphis is a better defensive team, and their inside game will spell trouble for the Clippers frontcourt. The Clippers have a more explosive offensive game and a terrific closer in Chris Paul. I think this will be a close series but truthfully, the Grizzlies get very little respect from the refs, I'm afraid they'll be in foul trouble often while the Clippers will get the calls in their favor. Regardless, if Z-bo plays like he did last year, with Gasol and Mayo improving and with Gay healthy, I still think Memphis can pull it off in a close 7-game series.