Geoff Calkins

"Shot clock violated" sums up latest Griz stomp of Blazers. My column (paid): commercialappeal.com/sports/columni…

Peter Edmiston

Hopefully I can join them at some point on the phone, at least. There's so much to discuss.

Peter Edmiston

I've got to miss the show this morning; my daughter is under the weather. Wolo and Johnny Boy will have you in good hands, though. TUNE IN

Peter Edmiston

Marc: "One of the keys for me is the low turnovers. That didn't allow them to run and get easy buckets, kept it at the tempo we wanted."

Pete Pranica

Another solid effort by @Memphis Grizzlies especially on defensive end. Love @Courtney Lee being aggressive and @Tony Allen doing his thing #GNG

Peter Edmiston

TA: "Whatever they want me to do, I'm gonna do it - passing out water, giving somebody a high five - I'm all in."

Peter Edmiston

Tony Allen: "I found out (about the starting lineup change) this morning. They told me not to tell y'all."

Tony Allen

✊Mad Luv 👏 Grizz nation #GNG 💪

Peter Edmiston

Tony Allen: "I heard Bongo Lady was on Good Morning America this morning. Salute."

Chip Crain

NBA Playoffs Game 2: Memphis Grizzlies 97, Portland Trailblazers 82 wp.me/p23eba-5FD

Chip Crain

First 2-0 start to a playoff series for Me@phis, feels good

Chris Vernon

Behind our set tonight. The kid knows... http://t.co/NUTkWnVfVn

Chris Vernon

Grizzlies beat Blazers 97-82. Up 2-0 in series. Grizzlies Live comin up on @FSTennessee - Jeff Green will be our guest

Peter Edmiston

Gotta say Portland's been consistent, at least. Blazers went 13-48 outside the paint in Game 1, 13-47 outside the paint in Game 2.

Eli Savoie

Grizzlies win it 97-82. 6-0 vs Portland and up 2-0 in playoff series for first time ever. Game 3 Saturday at Portland

Peter Edmiston

SHOTS MADE OUTSIDE THE PAINT THIS SERIES: Vince Carter: 4 Damian Lillard: 2

Geoff Calkins

Griz win this one, 97-82. Blazers don't beat Memphis people.

Peter Edmiston

Grizzlies still hanging in there with just 6 turnovers. Huge help to Griz defense when team doesn't turn it over and allow FBPs.

Eli Savoie

Tony Allen drop a pass wide open under the basket. 30 seconds later the fans are chanting his name. Gotta love it

Peter Edmiston

After his last 3, Damian Lillard has warmed up to a smoking-hot 2-21 (9.5%) from outside the paint in this series so far.

Peter Edmiston

Close to that rarest of things... a Courtney Lee 20-point game. Its like hasn't been seen since November 5th.

Eli Savoie

This would be so much better than guest singers twitter.com/WilcoMeThat/st…

Peter Edmiston

Jeff Green with the Dirk fadeaway. Yep. That kind of night for the Blazers.

Peter Edmiston

THEN HE BRICKED IT AGAIN

Peter Edmiston

Vince Carter, inspired by the Bongo Lady's heroics, uh...bricks it.

Geoff Calkins

Bongo Lady gets a standing O.

Peter Edmiston

It's like a Jerry Lawler Mid-South Coliseum pop for BONGO LADY. What a phenomenon!

Peter Edmiston

Everyone pre-Bongo Lady in this Bongo Cam is like the undercard in Mayweather/Pacquiao. NO ONE WANTS TO SEE THEM

Peter Edmiston

Just a 10 point game. Feels like way more but the Grizzlies have been so awful in the paint., 18-43 (42%)

Peter Edmiston

Things I didn't expect to type, Part 2: SHOTS MADE: Courtney Lee: 7 Marc/Zach combined: 7

Peter Edmiston

Courtney Lee with 16 points tonight. When Lee scores 15 or more, the Grizzlies are 28-4 over his career (playoffs and reg. season).

Geoff Calkins

That may be the most shot clock violated ever.

Ronald Tillery

You'd have to see Dave Joerger screaming and pumping his fists after Griz forced shot-clock violation to appreciate this mauling. Griz up 15

Chip Crain

Did everyone else hear that train horn when ZBo just backed down Aldridge

Peter Edmiston

Things I didn't expect to type: Marc Gasol/Zach Randolph: 7-27 (26%) Everyone else: 22-40 (55%) Grizzlies up 15.

Chris Vernon

so. locked. in. on. defense. wow

Ronald Tillery

Udrih (ankle sprain) ready to check in again

Peter Edmiston

It certainly appears the Blazers are the proverbial "one-legged man in an ass kicking contest" right now.

Eli Savoie

Including tonight, Damien Lillard is 8-40 from three point range vs Grizzlies this year. Courtney Lee is 11-15 vs Portland. That = Grizz 5-0

Geoff Calkins

Griz have set franchise playoff record with 27 second-chance points in part because they have missed a whole lot of first chances.

Geoff Calkins

Courtney Lee hitting shots is an excellent sign for this series and beyond. He's 6/8.

Ronald Tillery

Game 2 observation beyond the boxscore: Marc Gasol's agent, Arn Tellem, sitting courtside with Griz brass including Robert Pera's attorney

Peter Edmiston

In 3 halves against the Blazers thus far, the Grizzlies have committed just 11 turnovers (3 by Calathes in Gm1 garbage time). Only 3 tonight

Peter Edmiston

Whenever I see this trampoline team at the half, i think about the Simpsons - Twirl King Yo Yo Team: dailymotion.com/video/x125fnk_…

Geoff Calkins

Mike Conley has looked spritely. Outscoring Lillard 14-7.

Peter Edmiston

Grizz 1st half shot chart aka "Just Imagine what the Score Would Be if the Grizzlies Weren't 11-29 in the Paint" http://t.co/CGJ9xvINFo

Eli Savoie

Grizzlies lead by 11 at half despite Marc and Zach being a combined 2-15 from the field. Conley, Udrih and Lee came up big

Geoff Calkins

Z-Bo 0/6 and little Z-Bo just dropped his bottle behind me. But Griz lead, 50-39.

Ronald Tillery

Beno Udrih (right ankle sprain) might not return. He's questionable.

Peter Edmiston

Hahahahahaha Tony Brothers is doing some performance art stuff now

Chip Crain

How bout them Grizz Grannies and Grandpas http://t.co/ekq7DbJD0r

Peter Edmiston

Lillard just got his clock cleaned - again - by Marc Gasol on the screen. Must not have much peripheral vision. Or teammates not talking.

Peter Edmiston

Grizzlies bench 9-19 so far, Blazers bench 4-14.

Geoff Calkins

Beno right ankle sprain. Return probable.

Eli Savoie

Beno back on bench, everyone can exhale

Geoff Calkins

Z-Bo checking in. Behind me, daughters scream, "Daddy!"

Peter Edmiston

Vince Carter. Making all the plays everyone fully expected. Right, everyone? Right? Anyone?

Eli Savoie

We have a Vince Carter sighting!

Peter Edmiston

Beno Udrih is 13-21 this series; Damian Lillard is 6-27. Lillard would have to make his next 28 shots in a row to equal the Udrih FG%.

Peter Edmiston

Blazers have been outscored 19-6 over the last 9:26, going 3-14 from the field in that time.

Eli Savoie

Damien Lillard 1-6, 3 points, 0 assists, 2 fouls. He does not like playing the Grizzlies

Geoff Calkins

Beno to locker room. Memphis holds its breath.

Chip Crain

Beno to the locker room...

Peter Edmiston

That was a classic Tony Brothers nWo sequence. Misses an easy push on Vince Carter by Batum then calls something else altogether.

Chris Vernon

Beno came out of the game, and he is not on the bench - must have gone to locker room to get somethin checked

Peter Edmiston

My guess is that Beno's left hand accidentally touched his leg - he probably suffered 3rd degree burns.

Ronald Tillery

Beno, Blazers miss, Beno, Blazers miss, Beno

Eli Savoie

Beno limping back to locker room. Time to panic

Peter Edmiston

Beno 13-21 so far this series but headed back to the locker room. He got up from that layup gingerly.

Eli Savoie

Portland clearly loses to Slovenian players

Peter Edmiston

Little TA freelance special, leaving his man to go double LA and force the turnover. Smart.

Geoff Calkins

Marc, Z-Bo and Jeff Green a combined 3/17 and Griz lead 27-25.

Peter Edmiston

Beno hits - shock of shocks - a midrange J to give the Grizzlies the 27-25 lead and the crowd is by far louder than at any other point.

Peter Edmiston

Grizz 1st quarter shot chart - 6-22 inside the arc http://t.co/oVfoc2YiCT

Eli Savoie

Grizzlies shoot 8-25, 5-17 in the paint, yet only down 2. Blazers can't feel too good.

Chip Crain

When @Tony Allen says no basket, it's a no basket, check the replay http://t.co/lxrDADDczi

Geoff Calkins

Griz missed everything and only trail 21-19 after one. I expect better shooting in 2 on 'Cue challenge.

Peter Edmiston

Blazers only up 2 after this quarter. Very bad sign for them. Grizzlies couldn't finish much worse at all. Leonard shot doesn't count.

Geoff Calkins

Myers Leonard dived into a chair and may now not be able to remember either of his last names.

Peter Edmiston

Beno continues to be a problem for POR's pick and roll defense. POR hedges/shows the fewest % of any team in the NBA, leaving midrange opps.

Geoff Calkins

Portland doesn't lose to Spanish players who go 2/7.

Peter Edmiston

Tonight, every Grizzly is Tony Allen at the basket.

Chip Crain

The obligatory "Ref You Suck Chant" http://t.co/N6DyAEkZIx

Eli Savoie

The fans would love to see Grizz flying off a ladder on top of Tony Brothers right about now

Peter Edmiston

And Nic Batum's got hands like loaves of French bread. Flinging it all over the place.

Peter Edmiston

Tony Brothers is in full-on heel mode tonight.

Eli Savoie

Meanwhile LaMarcus Aldridge off to a much better start tonight. 4-5 from the field

Eli Savoie

Grizz definitely getting Marc opportunities early. Already 5 field goal attempts, but connected on only 1

Peter Edmiston

Word of the day so far is subdued. Team and crowd. Doesn't have a playoff feel at all.

Geoff Calkins

Marc and Z-Bo a combined 0/6.

Peter Edmiston

0-4 start for Marc Gasol. Getting his looks but radar's a bit off.

Peter Edmiston

In what probably shouldn't be a surprise, the Grizzlies have followed up an excellent performance with a lackluster start in the next one.