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Home again, Grizzlies eager to rebound vs Clippers

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Grizzlies have had a chance to sleep in their own beds and are ready to get back to playing Memphis basketball. That means rebounding, dominating the paint and some sticky defense.

Keeping Zach Randolph on the floor and out of foul trouble also would be a big help.

The Memphis All-Star has been limited by foul trouble as the Los Angeles Clippers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in this first-round series. Randolph averaged 11.2 rebounds a game during the regular season but has 12 total in the series.

Randolph says officials let them play a bit more a year ago when these teams met in the playoff, but seem to be focusing on his battle with Clippers forward Blake Griffin.

Game 3 is Thursday night in Memphis.