Chris Paul was the hero on Monday, but he had a poor game for the Clippers on Thursday.
Paul missed 7 of 11 shots and had just eight points and five turnovers as Memphis dominated from start to finish en route to a 94-82 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis.
The Grizzlies cut the Clippers lead to 2-1 in the series with Game 4 Saturday in Memphis. The Grizzlies ensured at least a Game 5 Tuesday at Staples Center in the seven-game series.
The Clippers shot just 38.8 percent and couldn't contain Memphis power forward Zach Randolph, who was a nonfactor in the first two games. He made 9 of 18 shots for 27 points and added 11 rebounds.
In the third quarter, the Grizzlies built a 14-point lead, but a Lamar Odom 3-pointer and Jamal Crawford layup ahad the Clippers close the gap to eight points with one quarter left. Memphis took over in the fourth quarter.
The Grizzlies outrebounded the Clippers 45-33, a stark contrast from when the Clippers dominated the Grizzlies in Game 1.
Blake Griffin scored 16 points for the Clippers but had just two rebounds and was in foul trouble again, picking up his fifth foul on a double foul with Randolph with 107 seconds left.
The Clippers got a taste of `Lob City' when Jared Bayless dunked off an alleyoop from Mike Conley with 7 ½ minutes left. The Clippers found their offensive groove in Game 2 but couldn't find that rhythm on the road.