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Grizzlies vs. Blazers recap - 3/11/14

Marc Gasol had 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, leading the Grizzlies to a 109-99 victory over the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Zach Randolph provided a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. Mike Conley scored 17 points and Mike Miller added 14 off the bench. Box Score

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Game Notes

  •       Memphis stretched its home winning streak to a season-high seven games, its longest home winning streak since winning a franchise-record 13 consecutive home games from Feb. 8 – April 9, 2013… The Grizzlies are now a season-high 11 games over .500 at 37-26.
  •    The Grizzlies have now won a franchise-record five consecutive games against the Trail Blazers, and six of the last seven meetings overall between the two teams… Memphis is now 34-15 against teams outside the Southwest Division this season.
  •    The Trail Blazers have lost three-consecutive games, tied for their longest losing streak of the season, and four of their last five overall… With tonight’s loss, Portland is now just 5-9 against Southwest Division teams this season.
  •    Portland, which entered averaging the second-most points per game in the NBA at 107.7, tallied just 99 points against the Grizzlies tonight… Overall, tonight was just the 15th time that Portland failed to reach the 100-point mark this season.
  •     Memphis is one of just three teams to hold Portland under 100 points multiple times this season, joining Oklahoma City and Phoenix.
  •    The Grizzlies tallied 109 points tonight, and are now 56-8 over the past two seasons when scoring 100+ points, with three of the eight losses coming in overtime.
  •    Memphis won the battle down low, outscoring Portland by 18 in the paint (54-36) and outrebounding the Trail Blazers, who entered as the best rebounding team in the league at 46.65 boards per game, by one (41-40)… Coming into tonight, Memphis was allowing the fewest rebounds to opponents in the NBA, surrendering just 39.50 per game.
  •   Memphis’ bench outscored Portland’s by eight (30-22)… Memphis’ bench entered the night outscoring its opponents by 5.0 points per game since the All-Star break, the biggest margin in the NBA during that stretch… Portland’s bench came in averaging the fewest points per game in the league at 24.3 points per game.
  • Player Notes

    ·     Zach Randolph posted his 38th double-double of the season with 18 points (8-of-19 FG) and 12 rebounds, including seven offensive boards, as well as four assists and a steal.

    ·     Marc Gasol stuffed the stat sheet, posting 19 points (8-of-14 FG), nine rebounds and seven assists… Gasol has hauled in at least nine rebounds in each of his last three games.

    ·     Mike Conley poured in 17 points (7-of-14 FG), four rebounds and four assists while backcourt mate Courtney Lee dropped in 16 points (7-of-12 FG)… All of Lee’s 16 points came in the second half, and his seven made field goals in the second half are tied for the most by a Grizzlies player in any half this season.

    ·     Damian Lillard scored a game-high 32 points (8-of-21 FG) while also dishing out seven assists and grabbing four rebounds… Lillard went 12-13 from the free throw line.

    ·     Mike Miller continued his strong post All-Star break, tallying 14 points (6-of-10 FG), two rebounds and a steal off the bench. Coming into tonight, Miller was averaging 10.0 points on .607 shooting since the All-Star break.

    ·     Nick Calathes dished out a career-high nine assists and scored seven points (3-of-4 FG) while also grabbing two rebounds.

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