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MEMvPOR: Grind City Rewind 3.5.19

Lang Whitaker and Jon Roser break down tonight’s game against the Trail Blazers at FedExForum.

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MEMvPOR: Grind City Rewind 3.5.19

Lang Whitaker and Jon Roser break down tonight’s game against the Trail Blazers at FedExForum.
Mar 5, 2019  |  01:18

MEMvPOR: Grizzmo 3.5.19

Take a closer look at key moments in the Grizzlies’ win against the Trail Blazers in Memphis.
Mar 5, 2019  |  01:00

MEMvPOR: Postgame press conference 3.5.19

Grizzlies Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff addresses the media following a win over the Trail Blazers.
Mar 5, 2019  |  06:27

MEMvPOR: Joakim Noah postgame 3.5.19

Joakim Noah speaks on the win against the Trail Blazers.
Mar 5, 2019  |  01:06

MEMvPOR: Delon Wright postgame 3.5.19

Grizzlies guard Delon Wright addressed the media following Tuesday’s victory over the Trail Blazers.
Mar 5, 2019  |  01:34

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers highlights 3.5.19

Catch the action from Tuesday night’s game at FedExForum in Memphis.
Mar 5, 2019  |  01:55

MEMvPOR: Mike Conley walkoff interview 3.5.19

Find out what Mike Conley had to say after the Grizzlies win against the Trail Blazers.
Mar 5, 2019  |  01:09

Delon Wright 25 points vs. Trail Blazers 3.5.19

Delon Wright nets 25 points and 4 rebounds in the match against the Trail Blazers.
Mar 5, 2019  |  01:21

Mike Conley scores career-high 40 points vs. Trail Blazers 3.5.19

Mike Conley scored 40 points and added 4 assists on Tuesday night against the Trail Blazers.
Mar 5, 2019  |  02:14

Conley's four point play

Mike Conley drains the pull up three-pointer for a chance to complete a four-point play against the Blazers Tuesday night.
Mar 5, 2019  |  00:12

Conley & Valanciunas connection

Valanciunas finishes at the rim after a slick assist from Mike Conley in the pick and roll.
Mar 5, 2019  |  00:08

Wright's floater goes high off the glass

Delon Wright races up the court and gets the floater to drop high off the glass.
Mar 5, 2019  |  00:06

Bradley slashes and Noah slams

Avery Bradley slashes to the rim and sets up Avery Bradley for a dunk against the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday night at FedExForum.
Mar 5, 2019  |  00:08

MEMvPOR: Game Day Live 3.5.19

Watch Chris Vernon and Tony Allen discuss everything you need to know about tonight's matchup before heading to FedExForum. Game Day Live is presented by Uber.
Mar 5, 2019  |  06:25

3.5.19 Delon Wright media availability

Grizzlies guard Delon Wright speaks with reporters as the Grizzlies prepare for their home game against the Blazers.
Mar 5, 2019  |  02:12

3.5.19 Ivan Rabb media availability

Ivan Rabb speaks to the media prior to tonight’s game against the Trail Blazers.
Mar 5, 2019  |  01:19

3.5.19 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff talks to the media heading into tonight’s game against the Trail Blazers at FedExForum.
Mar 5, 2019  |  03:53

MEMvPOR: MikeCheck Minute 3.5.19

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace previews tonight’s game against the Trail Blazers at FedExForum.
Mar 5, 2019  |  01:22

Postgame Report: Grizzlies Complete Comeback to Take Down Trail Blazers, 120-111

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies, with the help of a career-best scoring performance from Mike Conley, came back from 16 points behind and down nine in the fourth quarter to beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 120-111, on Tuesday night in FedExForum. The Grizzlies improved to 26-40 on the season and 16-17 at home. The Trail Blazers fell to 39-25 on the year and are now 15-17 on the road. Memphis took a 2-1 lead in the season series.

Conley scored a career-high 40 points to lead all players on 12-of-18 (.667) shooting, including 6-of-7 (.857) from three-point range. The last time a Grizzlies player dropped 40-or-more points in a game was on Jan. 25, 2017, when Marc Gasol scored 42 vs. Toronto. Conley is averaging 24.2 points over his last five games.

Delon Wright matched his career-high, scoring 25 points. Wright scored the most points by a Memphis reserve since MarShon Brooks had 25 against Detroit on April 8, 2018. Wright also now has three 20-point performances in his career. Jonas Valanciunas added 17 points. Valanciunas has scored in double-digits in all eight games since coming to Memphis. Avery Bradley chipped in with 14 points, three assists and two steals. Prior to being traded to Memphis, Bradley averaged 8.2 points this season, and is now averaging 17.1 points so far in a Grizzlies uniform. C.J. Miles came off the bench to provide 12 points. Miles has scored in double-digits in five of his last nine games with Memphis. Joakim Noah was just shy of a double-double, scoring nine points and grabbing 10 rebounds while also handing out a team-high seven assists.

The teams shot almost identically, with Memphis finishing 40-for-75 (.533) from the floor and Portland going 42-for-79 (.532). The Grizzlies were better from beyond the arc, making 13-of-27 (.481) threes while Trail Blazers shot 9-for-29 (.310). The Grizzlies won the turnover battle, 20-17, with both teams scoring 20 points off the giveaways apiece. Portland won in the paint, outscoring Memphis 64-48. The Trail Blazers, who entered tonight second in the NBA in free throw percentage (.819), made 18-of-21 (.857) free throws tonight while the Grizzlies finished 27-for-36 (.750). The Grizzlies defense was locked in during the second half, holding the Trail Blazers to 48 points after they reached 63 in the first half.

CJ McCollum led Portland with 27 points. McCollum has now scored at least 27 points in 16 games. Damian Lillard added 24 points and eight assists. Maurice Harkless finished with 20 points and six boards. Enes Kanter added 11 points off the bench. Jusuf Nurkic ended with 10 boards, nine assists and six points.

Memphis went on a 7-1 run from 8:07 to 6:13 to bring the game within two at 94-92. Not long after, Conley tied the game up with a floater in the lane with 5:22 left to play. A three-pointer by Miles at the 4:01 mark gave the Grizzlies their first lead of the game, 101-100. Conley would get fouled as he drained a 26-footer, and sank the free throw to complete the four-point play to push Memphis’ lead to 113-107. After a long Portland miss on the ensuing possession, Wright found Conley running the floor for an easy layup, giving the Grizzlies a 115-107 lead at the 1:23 mark, providing the dagger for the game. Memphis made 11-of-16 (.688) shots to score a season-high 38 points in the quarter, including 5-of-7 (.714) from long range.

Memphis couldn’t overtake Portland in the third quarter, shooting 8-for-20 (.400) from the floor while the Trail Blazers were 10-for-22 (.455). Neither team shot well from three during the period, with the Grizzlies going 1-for-6 (.167) and the Trail Blazers making 3-of-10 (.300). Memphis committed seven turnovers in the quarter, leading to six points for Portland, while converting five Trail Blazers turnovers into three points. Wright poured in 10 more points, but Portland outscored Memphis 23-21 in the quarter to take an 86-82 lead into the fourth.

Portland’s offense was rolling in the first half, shooting 23-for-39 (.590) overall and going 6-for-13 (.462) from three-point range. Memphis shook off the slow start to also make over half their attempts, connecting on 21-of-39 (.538) shots, including 7-of-14 (.500) from beyond the arc. The Trail Blazers outscored the Grizzlies 34-24 in the paint, making 17-of-22 (.773) shots inside while Memphis was 12-for-21 (.571) from the restricted area. Conley had 16 first-half points to lead all scorers.

The Trail Blazers had no problems scoring to start the game, making 13-of-21 (4-7 3P) shots in the opening quarter while the Grizzlies shot 8-for-18 (1-5 3P) from the floor. Portland ran in transition, outscoring Memphis 12-6 in fastbreak situations. Wright scored eight-straight points for Memphis late in the quarter, but Portland opened the game with a 19-5 run over the first 5:18 of the quarter to build a 33-20 lead going into the second.

The Grizzlies shot much better in the second quarter, going 13-for-21 (6-9 3P) from the floor. The Trail Blazers were close behind, making 10-of-18 (2-6 3P) shots during the period. Conley got comfortable in the quarter, scoring 16 points (3-3 3P). Portland scored eight points off of four Memphis turnovers in the quarter, helping them lead by as much as 16 in the second. Memphis went on a 14-4 run over the last 2:40 of the period - punctuated by Wright sinking a 16-foot floater at the buzzer - to trim the Trail Blazers lead to 63-61 at halftime.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will look to win the season series against the Utah Jazz on Friday, March 8 in FedExForum at 7 p.m. CT. Come out to the game, tune in to FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN to follow the action.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase single-game tickets can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com/tickets. Single Game Tickets are also available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. For more information on the Grizzlies, visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@memgrizz).

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Delon Wright matched his career high with 25 points, the most points by a Memphis reserve since MarShon Brooks had 25 on on April 8, 2018 vs. Detroit… Wright now has three 20-point performances in his career with the first two coming on the road.
  • Jonas Valanciunas added 17 points… Valanciunas has scored in double-digits in all eight games since coming to Memphis.
  • Avery Bradley chipped in with 14 points, three assists and two steals… Prior to being traded to Memphis, Bradley averaged 8.2 points this season, and is now averaging 17.1 points so far in a Grizzlies uniform.
  • C.J. Miles came off the bench to provide 12 points and a season-high two blocks... Miles has scored in double-digits in five of his last nine games with Memphis.
  • Joakim Noah was just shy of a double-double, scoring nine points and grabbing 10 rebounds while also handing out a team-high seven assists.
  • CJ McCollum led Portland with 27 points… McCollum has now scored at least 27 points in 16 games.

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