Zach Randolph had 15 points and five rebounds in the first half to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 57-42 halftime lead over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of their first round NBA playoff series Wednesday night at FedEx Forum in Memphis. The Clippers lead the best-of-seven series three games to one.
Randolph shot 6-of-7 from the field, and center Marc Gasol shot 8-of-11 on his way to 18 points and four assists for Memphis. Quincy Pondexter added six points off the bench for the Grizzlies, who shot 57.5% (23 for 40) in the opening half.
The Clippers trailed 36-22 after the first period.
Blake Griffin had 10 points and five rebounds for Los Angeles, and Caron Butler added eight points. The Clippers shot 37.8% (14 for 37) in the first half, and were outrebounded by the Grizzlies 18-15.
Mo Williams scored eight points off the bench for the Clippers in the first half.
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