Memphis Grizzlies 111, Portland Trail Blazers 106: Live updates recap

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-106 Wednesday night at the Moda Center.

Desmond Bane finished with 29 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Ja Morant added 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Grizzlies (5-3), who ended a two-game losing streak.

Anfernee Simons recorded 31 points and eight assists and Jusuf Nurkic had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers (5-2), who played without injured All-Star Damian Lillard (calf strain).

It looked like the Grizzlies would coast to a lopsided win after they scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter to take a 15-point lead lead. But the Blazers, who were playing the finale of a four-game home stand, refused to roll over.

With Simons swishing threes, Keon Johnson converting driving layups and the Blazers’ defense forcing steals, Portland used a 19-2 run to tie the game 98-98 with 3:39 left. The teams exchanged baskets and free throws to keep the game tied at 100-100 with 2:44 left and, stunningly, it seemed like the outcome would go down to the wire.

Instead, the Grizzlies took over from there, outscoring Portland 11-4 to earn a hard-fought road victory.




What: Trail Blazers (5-1) vs. Grizzlies (4-3), 7 p.m., Wednesday.

Where: Moda Center.

Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM).

TV channel: Root Sports Plus (in Portland: Comcast 1253, DirecTV 687-1).

Watch the game live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial). You can also get this game on DirecTV Stream’s “CHOICE” package (promotional offers), if you are out of fuboTV trials, or simply prefer that platform and their pricing plans. If you already have a cable or satellite provider that carries Root Sports and want to watch online, you can watch this game live on Root Sports Live.

ODDS (Oregon Lottery/DraftKings)

Moneyline: POR +140 | MEM -165

Spread: POR +3.5 | Over/Under: NA


Blazers: F Josh Hart (concussion protocols) is questionable. G Damian Lillard (right calf strain), G Gary Payton II (core muscle surgery recovery), C Olivier Sarr (right wrist sprain) and G/F Trendon Watford (right hip flexor strain) are out.

Grizzlies: C Steven Adams (jaw soreness), G Desmond Bane (ankle), and F Jake LaRavia (illness) are questionable. F Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot), F Danny Green (ankle surgery recovery) and G Ziaire Williams (knee) and are out.


The Blazers start a six-game road trip with back-to-back games at Phoenix on Friday and Saturday.

— Aaron Fentress | | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook). Subscribe to Oregonian/OregonLive newsletters and podcasts

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