PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 26 (AP) -- Ruben Patterson
scored 25 points and Derek Anderson
added 23 as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 101-88 Friday in the exhibition finale for both teams.
Patterson soars to the hoop.
The Trailblazers trailed 74-69 after three quarters, but Patterson scored 10 points and Anderson had nine as Portland outscored the Grizzlies 34-14 in the final period.
Patterson, starting at guard instead of his normal forward position, also had 10 rebounds.
Lorenzen Wright led the way for Memphis with 19 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Nick Anderson had 15 points -- 13 in the first half. All five Memphis starters had at least 12 points.
Anderson started the game at point guard for the injured Damon Stoudamire, who sat out with tendinitis in his right knee. Patterson moved to shooting guard and Scottie Pippen -- playing for the first time after sitting out a game with back spasms -- started at small forward.
Rasheed Wallace, also returning from an injury, scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots.
Jason Williams had 14 points and 13 assists for the Grizzlies, shooting 5-of-15 from the field.
Patterson was helped off the court in the third period after bruising his back in a hard fall. But he returned about five minutes later after icing his back.
Memphis lost all four of its road games this preseason, but was a perfect 4-0 at home.
Portland opens its season Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Lakers. The Grizzlies inaugural season in Memphis starts Thursday at home versus Detroit.