Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan were very much involved in the Clippers' Game 1 victory against Memphis.

Just not offensively.

They weren't dunking and driving to the basket and doing all the things "Lob City" was made of this season.

Griffin and Jordan combined for just nine shots, 13 points and one Jordan dunk but added 13 rebounds and a big defensive presence.

Chris Paul and the Clippers' bench flourished and carried the offensive load, but those kinds of numbers from Jordan and Griffin surely won't be the formula for the remaining games in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Clippers need their big men to produce on both ends of the floor.

"With those guys, I think the biggest number we looked at was rebounding," said Paul, whose Clippers had a 47-23 edge on the boards. "Obviously, that probably won't happen again in this series, just by circumstance. We did an outstanding job on the boards.

"Some of the plays don't show up on stat sheets, a few of the boxouts Blake and DJ had (as) other guys got the rebound and that showed up on the stat sheet. We know as a team what those guys meant to the win."

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro praised the pair for their defensive work on Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph, who had 13 points and four rebounds. Memphis center Marc Gasol missed 8 of 12 shots.