Portland’s Game 63: Blazers 103, Grizzlies 93

March 1st, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »

There would be no late game let down against Memphis tonight. After seeing Portland blow a lead against Memphis back on January 5, tonight was a different story. They hung on with defense and heart to force Memphis even further back in the playoff hunt.

Brandon Roy led the way with his scrappy play, and Nicolas Batum helped shut the door, as Portland came on strong in the third quarter and eventually finished off Memphis 103 to 93.

The game started out much different than it ended. Memphis was the aggressor early on, getting the ball into the post and just watching Gasol and Randolph dominate on the interior.

Portland seemed tired and lackadaisical despite having yesterday off. They committed the majority of their turnovers in the first half and were really lucky to only be down 14 at half time. The only thing keeping Portland honest was the second unit beating up on the Grizz second unit for a short time early in the second quarter. Other than that, Brandon and Andre were ice cold and the game seemed destined for disappointment.

Right off the bat in the second half, the Blazers looked like ...

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