Why is Reggie Evans having such a strong series against the Memphis Grizzlies? Because Memphis is the perfect opponent for him. The Grizzlies are what I like to call a “free-throw line and down” team, which is a fancy way of saying their identity is as a physical team inside. Their offense either runs through the post or baseline screens, and their defense funnels everyone into those bigs.
Under those circumstances, a guy like Evans is huge because of the way he gets physical. If the Clippers advance to face the Spurs, though, don’t expect to see Evans play as effectively.