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Grizzlies @ Trail Blazers highlights 4.3.19

Catch the action from Wednesday night’s game at Moda Center in Portland.

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Grizzlies @ Trail Blazers highlights 4.3.19

Catch the action from Wednesday night’s game at Moda Center in Portland.
Apr 3, 2019  |  01:59

Chandler Parsons 16 points @ Trail Blazers 4.3.19

Chandler Parsons drops a team-high 16 points against the Trail Blazers in Portland.
Apr 3, 2019  |  01:15

Ivan Rabb takes flight for a putback slam

Watch Ivan Rabb fly in high to put it down hard.
Apr 3, 2019  |  00:11

Bruno Caboclo swats it to the stands

Watch Bruno Caboclo surprises the crowd by sending them a package courtesy of Enes Kanter.
Apr 3, 2019  |  00:10

Justin Holiday capitalizes on a Dorsey steal

Watch Justin Holiday put the exclamation mark on Tyler Dorsey's snag.
Apr 3, 2019  |  00:10

Tyler Dorsey gets a friendly bounce

Watch as the ball creeps around the rim before finally going in off of Tyler Dorsey's baseline drive up the lane.
Apr 3, 2019  |  00:10

Yuta Watanabe strolls through for a finger roll

Watch Yuta Watanabe drive under the basket and finish with a left-handed finger roll.
Apr 3, 2019  |  00:13

Chandler Parsons connects from behind the arc

Watch Chandler Parsons nail a long bomb keeping the Grizzlies a perfect 6/6 from beyond the arc thus far.
Apr 3, 2019  |  00:12

Postgame Report: Portland Pulls Away in Second Half Over Shorthanded Memphis

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

After a closely contested first half, the Portland Trail Blazers outscored the Memphis Grizzlies 50-34 in the second half to win, 116-89, on Wednesday night in the Moda Center. Memphis dropped to 31-47 on the season and 11-28 on the road. Portland improved to 50-28 on the year and are 30-9 at home. The teams split the season series 2-2, with the home team winning each time.

With Jaren Jackson Jr., Joakim Noah and Jonas Valanciunas out for Memphis, Portland capitalized on the size mismatch in the post. The Trail Blazers outscored the Grizzlies 68-34 in the paint, the second-most paint points by a Grizzlies’ opponent this season. The Trail Blazers also outrebounded the Grizzlies 54-32, including a 14-4 edge on the offensive glass and a 21-8 advantage in second chance points.

Chandler Parsons led the Grizzlies with 16 points (3-5 3P). Parsons has scored in double-digits in back-to-back games, having set his season-high (17) against the Clippers on March 31. Ivan Rabb logged his fourth double-double of the season, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Delon Wright added 11 points and a team-high six assists. Wright is averaging 13.0 points and 6.2 assists over his last five games. Justin Holiday also had 11 points and five boards, while Bruno Caboclo came off the bench to score 11 points and block a game-high three shots.

After starting the game shooting a perfect 6-for-6 from three-point range, the Grizzlies shot just 5-for-27 from deep the rest of the way. The Grizzlies shot 31-for-80 (.388) overall, while the Trail Blazers made over half their shots by going 48-for-94 (.511). Memphis won the turnover battle, 14-13, but Portland doubled them up on points off of turnovers (18-9). Seven different Grizzlies recorded a steal in the game as the team finished with 10 total steals.

Evan Turner finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists off the bench, giving him his second-straight triple-double. Turner now has five career triple-doubles. Enes Kanter recorded his 30th double-double of the season, finishing with a game-high 21 points and 15 rebounds. Damian Lillard added 20 points 10 assists and seven rebounds, registering his 13th double-double of the year. Lillard now has scored over 2,000 points this season, joining Clyde Drexler as the only Trail Blazers to have multiple 2,000-point seasons with the team. Maurice Harkless chipped in with 11 points and a game-high four steals.

Portland picked up where they left off before halftime, kicking off the second half with a 10-2 run to jump out to a 72-61 lead. Memphis went cold in the third quarter, shooting 4-for-19 (2-9 3P) to score 10 points, their fewest in any quarter this season. The Trail Blazers continued to muscle their way inside, outscoring the Grizzlies 30-8 in the lane during the second half.

The Grizzlies shot well in the first half, going 22-for-41 (.537) from the floor and also 8-for-15 (.533) from three. The Trail Blazers did their damage inside, shooting nearly 58 percent from the field despite making 4-of-13 (.308) threes, and outscoring the Grizzlies 38-26 in the paint. Portland already had a double-digit lead in rebounds in the first half, beating Memphis 23-13 on the boards. Memphis was active on defense during the half, forcing nine Portland turnovers while committing four of their own.

The Grizzlies were in rhythm from beyond the arc early on, making their first six three-pointers of the game. They would need every one of them, as the Trail Blazers made 10-of-17 (.588) field goals in the first quarter. Memphis mixed up defenses in the period, using zones and presses to force Portland into committing six turnovers, but failed to convert any of them into points. The Grizzlies assisted on nine of their 11 baskets in the opening period to help lead 30-28.

The Trail Blazers used their size advantage in the second quarter, outrebounding the Grizzlies 14-6 to lead to a 24-18 edge on points in the paint. Both teams shot at least 55 percent in the quarter, but combined to go just 3-or-10 (.300) from deep. Portland used a 13-3 run to close out the second quarter, highlighted by a Kanter putback and Lillard stealing the inbounds pass for a buzzer-beating jumper all in under two seconds, to lead 62-59 at halftime

Next Game

The Grizzlies wrap up the road trip with a contest against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. CT inside American Airlines Center. Tune in to FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN to follow the action.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Chandler Parsons led the Grizzlies with 16 points (3-5 3P). Parsons has scored in double-digits in back-to-back games.
  • Ivan Rabb logged his fourth double-double of the season, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Delon Wright added 11 points and a team-high six assists. Wright is averaging 13.0 points and 6.2 assists over his last five games.
  • Justin Holiday also had 11 points and five boards
  • Bruno Caboclo came off the bench to score 11 points and block a game-high three shots.
  • Evan Turner finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists off the bench, giving him his second-straight triple-double. Turner now has five career triple-doubles.
  • Enes Kanter recorded his 30th double-double of the season, finishing with a game-high 21 points and 15 rebounds.
  • Damian Lillard added 20 points 10 assists and seven rebounds, registering his 13th double-double of the year.

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