Of Grizzlies' 23 field goals, 15 have been the paint. No wonder they're shooting 57.5 percent.
G3 getting away from Portland too — Grizz lead 62-49 at half. One big Memphis push and Blazers could be done. And don’t just mean tonight.
62-49 Grizz. Dame has 14. CJ has 10. Batum has 9 on 3 3-pointers. Grizz +7 on the boards.
Grizzlies finished the first half on a 10-3 run to extend their lead to 13 points.
Grizz lead by 13 at halftime and are on pace for 124 points.
Grizzlies have already taken 12 free throws, making 11. They had 9 free throws the entire Game 1 (18 in Game 2).
Half: Memphis 62, Portland 49. Grizzlies 62 first-half points is most in seven games vs. Blazers this season.
24-19 Grizzlies after 1. CJ and Dame break through from deep. Courtney Lee with 10 points for Memphis.
Grizzlies 24, Blazers 19 after Q1. Portland 29 percent, Memphis 52.
Memphis 24, Blazers 19 end of first quarter. There have been nine quarters played in Grizzlies-Blazers series. Memphis has won seven.
And Grizz go up double-figures, 18-7, with 4:07 in 1Q. Blazers crowd seems a little restless. They’ve seen this before (Games 1 & 2).
After review, officials have decided that LA's only J did not beat the shot clock. It's ruled no good. Grizz lead 11-5.
Aldridge's shot that beat the shot-clock buzzer has been disallowed. 11-5 Grizzlies.
In games when Conley has been out and Udrih started, Grizzlies used Nick Calathes, Vince Carter combo off bench, no real PG.
If Beno Udrih sits out, the Grizzlies' only other true PG on roster is rookie Russ Smith, who's appeared in six games w/them.
Beno Udrih is a "game-time" decision for Grizzlies, acc'd to coach Dave Joerger. Udrih had a noticeable limp in back hallway.
If Grizzlies & Warriors sweep their 1st round series, source said Game 1 of their 2nd round matchup likely to start next Saturday in Oakland
If there’s going to be a good game in the Blazers-Grizzlies series, Saturday night is it. That said, I’ll stick with Memphis in 5.
You know what just remembered? A few yrs back, at end of yr, Jason Williams quit Grizzlies w/ "back injury". Rondo such a copycat
Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said his team has been preparing as if Afflalo is going to play all series, so nothing really changes.
Chris Kaman said he plans on playing in Game 3 vs. Grizzlies.