Clippers Vs. Grizzlies, 2012 NBA Playoffs: Halftime, L.A.'s Interior Defense Hilaribad

Know how young teams with limited playoff experience don't bring their best on the road when they have a chance to close out a series? That's exactly what's happening to the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night. Knowing that they'll have another chance to close out the series at home in Game 6, the Clippers haven't offered much in the way of interior defense against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are dominating, and the Grizz lead 57-42 at halftime.

Gasol has 18 points, while Randolph has 15. DeAndre Jordan, who was supposedly signed to a large contract because of his defense, hasn't played any. He has one point and he's a minus-11 in net points. Chris Paul has been poor so far for the Clippers but, on account of him being Chris Paul, he could very easily score 30 points in the second half and guide his team to an improbable comeback win.

For all news and information regarding the Memphis Grizzlies, please visit Straight Outta Vancouver. For updates and perspective on the Los Angeles Clippers, head on over to Clips Nation or check out SB Nation Los Angeles. For complete coverage of the 2012 NBA playoffs, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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