The Grizzlies picked a perfect time to win four consecutive playoff games for the first time in the 18-year history of the franchise.

They fought off a late Clippers rally in the most no-holds barred physical game of their Western Conference first round series, finishing off a 118-105 victory to clinch the series 4-2 in a rockin’ FedExForum Friday night.

It was a true team victory for the Grizzlies, with seven players scoring in double figures led by 23 points each from Zach Randolph and Mike Conley. Matt Barnes had 30 for the Clippers and Chris Paul added 28 points.

The emotions and physical play began getting out of hand early in the third quarter. In the game’s final 2:30, lead official Joey Crawford ejected Paul and Randolph in separate instances 22 seconds apart.

The Grizzlies, after losing game 7 to the Clips last year in the FedExForum in a first round series, now advance to the second round against Oklahoma City or Houston.

Grizzlies 92, Clippers 79 End of 3rd quarter

The game’s intensity rapidly accelerated in the first six minutes after halftime. The Grizzlies kept feeding Randolph and he scored some tough inside baskets, despite being physically pounded. Conley got bearhugged by Clips’ guard Chauncey Billups and thrown to the floor on a drive. The Grizzlies led by as many as 15, but Gasol and Randolph picked up their fourth fouls as did Conley. The Clippers cut the Griz lead to six, before Bayless hit a pair of threes to give the Grizzlies a 13-point lead heading into the last quarter.