Memphis 94, Portland 76

Date - Wednesday, April 3, 2013 10:00 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #26 Pat Fraher, #61 Courtney Kirkland
Attendance - 19275

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 32 25 20 17 94
Portland 21 25 18 12 76

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 51-24 30-8 21-16 W4
Portland 33-42 22-14 11-28 L6

Recap

Grizzlies 94, Trail Blazers 76: Mike Conley scored a game-high 20 points and Zach Randolph added 17 and eight rebounds as visiting Memphis set the franchise record with its 51st victory of the season.

Tony Allen had 14 points and Ed Davis chipped in 12 and 10 boards for the Grizzlies (51-24), who remained fifth in the Western Conference as Denver (51-24) - which owns the tiebreaker between the clubs - defeated Utah on Wednesday. Memphis eclipsed the previous franchise mark of 50 wins set in 2003-04. 

J.J. Hickson recorded 17 points and nine boards while Damian Lillard also scored 17 points for the Trail Blazers, who began a five-game homestand with their sixth consecutive loss. Portland fell six games behind the eighth-place Los Angeles Lakers with seven contests remaining.

Memphis began the game with a 9-2 run and scored the final five points of the opening quarter to take a 32-21 lead. The Grizzlies held an identical 11-point advantage at the half and Randolph scored six points during an 11-2 spurt in the third that created a 74-58 lead with 3:01 to go.

After Portland got within 11 on Victor Claver's jump shot with 6:23 left in the fourth, Memphis hit three straight shots to push the advantage to 88-71 with 5:07 to play. Pondexter made a pair of free throws with 2:43 remaining to give the Grizzlies their largest lead at 92-73, and Memphis cruised the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Grizzlies were 4-for-12 from 3-point range, with Conley going 3-for-5. Portland was dreadful from beyond the arc, going 4-for-29. G Wesley Matthews made only two of his 10 attempts. ... Memphis, which has won 21 of its last 27 games, improved to 11-3 when Conley scores at least 20 points. ... Trail Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge missed his fourth straight game with a sprained right ankle.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Portland
Mike Conley 20 Scoring J.J. Hickson 17
Jerryd Bayless 7 Assists Eric Maynor 10
Ed Davis 10 Rebounds J.J. Hickson 9
Zach Randolph 7 Free Throws Made Will Barton 2
Tony Allen 5 Steals Joel Freeland 2
Darrell Arthur 3 Blocks J.J. Hickson 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 94 50.7 4-12 22-28 27 37 4 10 12
Portland 76 41.2 4-29 6-10 21 30 2 5 19

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game at home against Houston. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .485 after a win and .405 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .640 after a loss.