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LA shots a 19-foot airball J ... and is 0-6 from the field tonight.
No love for Meyers Leonard tonight. Two shaky calls.
Refs got it out for Meyers tonight, man.
Aldridge is also taking Green defensively. Meyers on Koufos.
Stotts staggering LA's minutes so he starts the second quarter against a Koufos-Green frontcourt.
After that short rest, Aldridge starting second quarter. Again, unusual.
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.
Calathes is like "Beno can't have all the fun against Steve Blake"
All three of the Blazers three-pointers have been assisted. That ball movement thing is real.
This is a change from Stotts' usual sub pattern. Aldridge typically plays entire first quarter, but he came out with 2:56 left.
CJ breaks his playoff drought. Portland still down by 8.
Memphis has 10 points in the paint, 20-11 lead vs. Blazers.
Memphis up 20-11 with 2:56 left in the 1st. Blazers are 3-for-13. Memphis 9-17.
Blazers switched everything on that possession and gave up a layup.
Kaman just tried run up the court and almost stumbled. He does not look good out there.
LaMarcus Aldridge: 0-5 from field, 2 pts, 3 rbs.
Brutal landing on that injured left ankle for Chris Kaman as he tries to block a Lee drive. Probably didn't feel good.
Courtney Lee has 10 points in the first quarter. He has been fantastic in this series.
More like Kobe Lee. 9 points with a free-throw coming.
Gasol, by the way, has already blocked three shots.
RoLo took a minute to go say what up to Channing Frye who is sitting in the 2nd row. Also, Kaman is the first big off the bench.
Chris Kaman is the first guy off the bench. Serious tape job on his injured left ankle.
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.
Blazers lose points during the timeout. Aldridge's first jumper ruled after the shot clock expired. So it's 11-5 Memphis.
Lead up to 6 as officials have rescinded an Aldridge basket as video review showed shot clock expired.
Aldridge's shot that beat the shot-clock buzzer has been disallowed. 11-5 Grizzlies.
Z-Bo, Gasol are a combined 0 for 4, struggling to make shots as they have all series.
Gasol with 3 blocks already. Shutting anything down around the rim.
Blazers can't seem to find an open shot
Wise decision there from Dame not to force the shot, rather dump it off. Lopez to the line for 2.
Dame for 3. Haven't got to say that much this series.
Dame's first 3 above the break all series comes in Game 3.
Portland's movement of bodies and the ball has been a lot quicker so far. They've got to keep it up though.
No wrap or sleeve on Afflalo's right shoulder.
The Blazers are 4-7 in the red uniforms this year. 2-1 at home.
E-40 for the warm-ups gets a thumbs-up.
Fans wave red illuminated sticks before pregame introductions at Moda Center http://t.co/YMKcVKWycx
Huge "With Wes" sign in 300 section. http://t.co/20a95Gv0nQ
And, for good measure, crowd lets loose a "Wes-ley Math-ews! Wes-ley Math-ews!" chant. Nice moment for Wes.
Now they're chanting "Wes-ley Math-hews! And he gives an acknowledgement to the fans who love him
If you aren’t in tears right now…Man….
And just to give the return a special something-something, Matthews walked out of locker room and down hall wearing an Iron Man mask.
Full-throated "WES-LEY MATTHEWS" chant
Wesley Matthews walking out to the court in an Iron Man mask in his return to the Moda Center.
Wesley Matthews exits Blazers' locker room wearing Iron Man mask.
Lol Wesley Matthews comes out like a luchador http://t.co/M1Xu5s8aFB
If you are at the Moda Center, you are going to want to be in your seat around the 7 minute mark. Or in about 2 minutes.
Jack Sikma sitting in secondary media seating, scouting for Houston Rockets. That would be a conference finals matchup.
Blazers come out to "Monster" by Meek Mill.
Kaman is out there warming up.
"This is what you play for. You're a competitor. You've gotta love it." A coach to Zach Randolph in the hallway before the game.
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.
A note on that Beno retweet: He's shooting right now pregame, which is odd for someone who has decided not to play.
Beno Udrih is on the court warming up now.
Arron Afflalo warming up http://t.co/kLD2Ha8lhN
Afflalo grimacing a little and shaking out his right arm after shooting top of the key 3s.
Arron Afflalo shooting corner 3s so maybe his "unlimited range" comment was true.
Beno Udrih is a "game-time" decision for Grizzlies, acc'd to coach Dave Joerger. Udrih had a noticeable limp in back hallway.
Blazers coach Terry Stotts very loose tonight in his pre-game. This is it for Blazers vs. Memphis. Eat or be eaten.
Chris Kaman is working out, shooting midrange shots. But not exactly moving a whole lot and not really lifting off that left ankle.
Arron Afflalo will start tonight.