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Grizzlies' Gasol, Randolph out vs. Mavs

The Memphis Grizzlies will be missing their two best frontcourt players when they play the Mavericks tonight.

Center Marc Gasol (ankle) and power forward Zach Randolph (lower back) have been ruled out of the game, according to the Memphis Commercial-Appeal.

Randolph's absence is probably considered a pretty big relief by the Mavs. He tends to give the Mavs major trouble, averaging 23.0 points and 13.5 rebounds against Dallas last season.

However, it would have been interesting to see how the Mavs matched up against the Grizzlies' big duo. Tyson Chandler has the athleticism to defend face-up power forwards like Randolph.