The Lakers and Grizzlies run their offense through the post, but use very different players.
Gasol is a threat both as a shooter from the high post or as a playmaker. He's also capable of scoring and passing closer to the basket against the Lakers' big men combination of
With Randolph paired with Gasol, the Grizzlies might be a championship contender, but they're at a disadvantage until Randolph is healthy.
Boozer has been the Lakers' best scoring big man of late with Hill slumping. Davis can also score but has limited range, and will be trying to play with a mask to protect his nose.
Meanwhile, the Lakers play through Bryant, who has been a willing passer of late. The Grizzlies might not double team him, given the individual defensive ability of
Conley is also averaging 6.0 assists a game while shooting 46.5% from the field and a steady 43.3% from three-point range.
The Grizzlies are somewhat vulnerable without Randolph. If the Lakers can duplicate the shooting touch they displayed in their win over the Nuggets, they could be able to pull out the win over a better, but short-handed, team.