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Brandon Clarke 27 points vs. Trail Blazers 2.12.20

Brandon Clarke nets 27 points and 6 rebounds in the match against the Trail Blazers.

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Brandon Clarke 27 points vs. Trail Blazers 2.12.20

Brandon Clarke nets 27 points and 6 rebounds in the match against the Trail Blazers.
Feb 12, 2020  |  01:28

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers highlights 2.12.20

Watch highlights of the Grizzlies win against the Trail Blazers in Memphis on Wednesday.
Feb 12, 2020  |  01:59

MEMvPOR: Postgame press conference 2.12.20

Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins speaks with the media following the Grizzlies 111-104 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night at FedExForum.
Feb 12, 2020  |  10:04

MEMvPOR: Grizzmo 2.12.20

Take a closer look at key moments in the Grizzlies’ win against the Trail Blazers in Memphis.
Feb 12, 2020  |  01:00

MEMvPOR: Brandon Clarke walkoff interview 2.12.20

Find out what Brandon Clarke had to say after the Grizzlies win against the Trail Blazers.
Feb 12, 2020  |  01:35

MEMvPOR: Ja Morant postgame 2.12.20

Ja Morant talks to the media after the win against the Trail Blazers.
Feb 12, 2020  |  02:36

MEMvPOR: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 2.12.20

Grizzlies Forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. addressed the media following Wednesday’s victory over the Trail Blazers.
Feb 12, 2020  |  02:22

Brandon Clarke is on fire with another slam

Brandon Clarke is on fire with another slam in the fourth quarter against Portland.
Feb 12, 2020  |  00:15

Brandon Clarke blocks a shot and taps in an easy bucket

Brandon Clarke blocks a shot and taps in an easy bucket to extend the lead to 10 going into the fourth quarter.
Feb 12, 2020  |  00:15

Ja Morant dished out 5 assists in the second quarter

Ja Morant dished out 5 assists in the second quarter against the Trail Blazers.
Feb 12, 2020  |  00:47

Gorgui Dieng scores his first bucket with the Grizzlies

Gorgui Dieng scores his first bucket with the Grizzlies against Portland.
Feb 12, 2020  |  00:13

Brandon Clarke throws down the lob from Tyus Jones

Brandon Clarke throws down the lob from Tyus Jones against the Trail Blazers.
Feb 12, 2020  |  00:15

MEMvPOR: Jaren Jackson Jr. shootaround 2.12.20

Jaren Jackson Jr. addressed the media following shootaround in Memphis.
Feb 12, 2020  |  03:28

2.12.20 Taylor Jenkins media availability

Hear from Taylor Jenkins as he speaks with media after Wednesday’s practice.
Feb 12, 2020  |  06:08

MEMvPOR: Ja Morant shootaround 2.12.20

Grizzlies Guard Ja Morant spoke with the media following Wednesday’s shootaround at FedExForum as the team prepares for the Trail Blazers.
Feb 12, 2020  |  07:20

Postgame Report: Grizzlies head into the All-Star break with 111-104 victory over Portland

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • The Grizzlies, who entered the game as the NBA leaders in points in the paint (56.7), outscored the Trail Blazers 76-34 in the category tonight, tying a season high (other: Jan. 28 vs. Denver). Memphis recorded at least 70 points in the paint for the sixth time this season and was just two points shy of tying the single-game franchise record of 78, set on Feb. 26, 2011 vs. Sacramento.

Key Run of the Night

  • Portland scored nine straight points to cut an 11-point Memphis lead to two (65-63) with 23.3 seconds left in the first half. However, the Grizzlies scored the final two points before halftime and the first seven points of the third quarter to go back up by 11 (74-63).

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-104 inside FedExForum on Wednesday night. Memphis heads into the All-Star break having won 13 of their last 15 games on their home floor.

The Grizzlies, who entered the game as the NBA leaders in points in the paint (56.7), outscored the Trail Blazers 76-34 in the paint tonight, tying a season high (other: Jan. 28 vs. Denver). The Grizzlies used a 20-6 run to grab a 31-24 lead with 0:47 remaining in the first period following a layup from Brandon Clarke. The lead changed eight times in the first quarter before the Grizzlies would hold the lead for the rest of the night. Portland was able to end the first half on a 9-1 run as they trimmed the lead down to just four points (67-63) heading into the locker room.

Memphis would use strong defense the rest of the way as they limited Portland to 41 points in the second half on only 29.8 percent shooting. The Grizzlies reached their largest lead of the night at 106-92 as Ja Morant connected on a jump shot with 4:20 remaining in the game. Portland was able cut the lead in half, but never trailed by fewer than seven as the Grizzlies held on to win their second consecutive game heading into the All-Star Break. The Grizzlies bench proved to be huge as they outscored the Trail Blazers second-unit 54-28 on the night. Clarke led the way for Memphis’ second-unit scoring a career-high tying 27 points off the bench.

Clarke finished the night 12-of-14 from the field to go along with six rebounds and a block as he posted his third career 20-point game. Morant totaled 20 points while adding nine assists and five rebounds in 32 minutes. Jonas Valanciunas posted a double-double with 12 points, 18 rebounds and three blocked shots. De’Anthony Melton added 12 points, four rebounds and four assists of the bench as the Grizzlies improved to 28-26 on the season.

CJ McCollum led the way for Portland with 23 points, five assists and three rebounds as Memphis limited him to 9-of-25 from the field. Anfernee Simons totaled 22 off the bench for the Trail Blazers while adding seven rebounds in 28 minutes. Damian Lillard posted a double-double with 20 points, 10 assists and five rebounds on 7-of-19 shooting. Hassan Whiteside posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Trail Blazers fell to 25-31 on the year.

Next Game

Jaren Jackson Jr., Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke will participate in the 2020 NBA Rising Stars game Friday, February 14 at 8 p.m. at United Center in Chicago. The Grizzlies will return to action in Sacramento as they visit the Kings on Thursday, February 20 at 9 p.m. at Golden 1 Center.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Brandon Clarke registered a career-high tying 27 points, his third career 20-point game. Clarke, who shot 12-of-14 from the field, is on pace to set an NBA record for field goal percentage (.623) by a rookie qualified for the NBA’s field goal percentage leaderboard (record: Steve Johnson, .613 for Kansas City in 1981-82).
  • Ja Morant posted 20 points, five rebounds and nine assists. Morant was coming off his first career triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists on Feb. 9 at Washington, which is the only triple-double recorded by a rookie this season.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr., Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke will participate in the 2020 NBA Rising Stars on Friday, Feb. 14 in Chicago. Jackson Jr. and Morant will represent the U.S. Team against the World team, featuring Clarke.
  • Jonas Valanciunas piled up 12 points and 18 rebounds, his second straight game with 18 boards.
  • Memphis improved to 8-1 this season in Kyle Anderson’s nine starts.
  • Gorgui Dieng totaled seven points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 13 minutes in his Grizzlies debut. The Grizzlies acquired Dieng on Feb. 6 from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade also involving the Miami Heat.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2019-20 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. Single Game Tickets are available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

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