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Randolph, Gasol taking turns dominating in paint as Grizzlies grab 3-2 series lead vs Clippers

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    Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol, of Spain, reacts to his basket and a foul call on the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, center, fights for a loose ball with Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph, right, and Marc Gasol, of Spain, during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (The Associated Press)

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    Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph, right, shoots as he is defended by Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, left, and Matt Barnes during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The Grizzlies won 103-93. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, center, is double-teamed by Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph, right, and Marc Gasol, of Spain, during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (The Associated Press)

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    Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (The Associated Press)

Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are proving to be a tough tag team.

They almost seem to be taking turns scoring, whether it's Randolph with his layups and putbacks or Gasol with his hooks and jumpers. The duo has helped Memphis dominate inside and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with a chance to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers.

It's a flashback to 2011 when Memphis upset No. 1 seed San Antonio before pushing Oklahoma City to seven games in the semifinals.

Coach Lionel Hollins says he's been fortunate to have two premier post players able to play inside or outside, and pass as needed. Hollins says it's a luxury not many coaches have and he's grateful.

Game 6 is Friday night in Memphis.

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