The Blazers fell behind early and were behind for most of the game. The Blazers went on a 9-0 run at the 6:07 mark in the 1st quarter, in a 1-minute span making it 11-18. With 4:46 left in the 1st quarter, the Grizzlies went on a 12-0 run setting the score at 23-18. At the 8:10 mark in the 2nd quarter, the Grizzlies went on a 7-0 run setting the score at 51-38.
Trevor Ariza led the Blazers 1 minute 5-0 push with 4:01 left in the 2nd quarter scoring 3 points and setting the score at 59-52. With 3:18 left in the 3rd quarter, the Blazers went on a 9-0 run fueled by 5 points by Simons to set the score at 86-82.
Top performers for the Portland Trail-Blazers: Carmelo Anthony had 6 offensive rebounds and 15 rebounds. Anfernee Simons contributed 22 points (7-of-12 from the field), 7 rebounds and 6 threes made. Damian Lillard had 20 points (7-of-19 FG), 10 assists and 5 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside had 16 points (6-of-8 FG), 3…
Source: Complete Sports