The Memphis Grizzlies got everything working; the Clippers got nothing going and Memphis held on to a 58-39 lead at halftime of their playoff game at Memphis.
The perfect exclamation point to the half came as the clock expired for the second quarter, with Marc Gasol getting a lob pass and dunking the ball for the 19-point lead. Memphis finished the quarter on an 8-0 run.
Gasol led the Grizzlies with 14 points in the first half. No Clippers starter had more than Caron Butler's eight points.
The Clippers' adjustments after the first quarter did, well, nothing. Memphis increased its lead to 43-24 when Quincy Pondexter made a three-pointer from the left corner. At that point, the Grizzlies were four for four from long range; the Clippers were one for five.