The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 98-81 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. The Grizzlies improved to 23-20, and the Trail Blazers fell to 33-13.
The Grizzlies led 81-58 at the start of the fourth quarter, and held off the Trail Blazers to claim an impressive road victory.
Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists. Randolph shot 50% from the field.
LaMarcus Aldridge had a terrific night for the Blazers with 27 points and 16 rebounds, but LA could not carry Rip City to a W tonight. The Blazers shot terribly from the field, 30 for 87, and could not buy a three-point shot, 4 for 24. Too many bricks made the fourth quarter deficit insurmountable.
Grizzlies top performers: Zach Randolph see above. Mike Conley scored 19 points and dished out seven assists. Marc Gasol netted 15 points, grabbed eight boards, and dropped four dimes. Courtney Lee had 12 points and three steals. Mike Miller finished with 11 points.
Portland Trail Blazers top performers: LaMarcus Aldridge see above. Damian Lillard scored 16 points along with three assists. Robin Lopez netted 14 points and grabbed five boards. Nicolas Batum finished with 10 points, six rebounds, and four assists.
Next game: Memphis plays at Sacramento tomorrow at 10 pm ET. Portland plays Toronto on Saturday at 10 pm ET.
Link to box score.