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Postgame Report

Postgame Report: Grizzlies drop to 2-2 after 116-96 loss to Trail Blazers

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Desmond Bane paced the Grizzlies with 19 points and three rebounds while Ja Morant was just short of a triple-double with 17 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

Key Run of the Night

  • The Grizzlies pulled out an 11-3 run to finish the first half with a 57-51 lead.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies were outpaced in a 116-96 loss to the CJ McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night at Moda Center.

McCollum led the Trail Blazers on a second half scoring barrage finishing with 25 points and six rebounds. Damian Lillard followed with double-double scoring 20 points and 10 assists, while Anfernee Simons poured in 17 points on 5-for-7 shooting from three.

Desmond Bane paced the Grizzlies with 19 points and three rebounds while Ja Morant was just short of a triple-double with 17 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

The Grizzlies led 27-24 at the end of the first quarter as Morant dished out five assists in nine minutes of play. Simons drained two 3-pointers, lead the Trail Blazers with eight points.

The Grizzlies pulled out an 11-3 run to finish the first half with a 57-51 lead. Bane finished a busy first half leading all scorers with 15 points, three rebounds, a block and a steal on 4-for-7 from 3-point range.

The Trail Blazers took control of the third quarter with a 21-8 run featuring 11 points and four assists from Lillard. Morant dropped 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in the third period as the Grizzlies faced an 87-77 deficit with one quarter to play.

Another quick run to start the fourth quarter lifted the Trail Blazers to an insurmountable lead as the Grizzlies fell to 2-2 on the season. The Trail Blazers outscored the Grizzlies 65-39 in the second half.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will finish their four-game West Coast road trip with a matchup against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Thursday at 9 p.m. CT. Fans can tune in to Bally Sports Southeast or listen live on 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Player Notables

  • Desmond Bane paced the Grizzlies with 19 points and three rebounds.
  • Ja Morant was just short of a triple-double with 17 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

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