Joe Freeman

LA shots a 19-foot airball J ... and is 0-6 from the field tonight.

Joe Freeman

No love for Meyers Leonard tonight. Two shaky calls.

Erik Gundersen

Refs got it out for Meyers tonight, man.

Erik Gundersen

Aldridge is also taking Green defensively. Meyers on Koufos.

Kerry Eggers

Grizzlies with only 1 starter, Tony Allen, on the floor right now. #Blazers should make some hay

Mike Richman

Stotts staggering LA's minutes so he starts the second quarter against a Koufos-Green frontcourt.

Mike Tokito

After that short rest, Aldridge starting second quarter. Again, unusual.

Joe Freeman

#Blazers will open 2nd Q with a Blake, CJ, Afflalo, Meyers, LA lineup.

Joe Freeman

End of 1st: Grizz lead #Blazers 24-19. Dame, CJ have 5 pts, Port shooting 29%. Lee has 10 pts for Mem.

Erik Gundersen

24-19 Grizzlies after 1. CJ and Dame break through from deep. Courtney Lee with 10 points for Memphis.

Amy Schwartz

End of 1Q: #Grizzlies 24 #Blazers 19. Lillard with 5 points, 1 assist Batum with 3 points, 2 assists

Sean Meagher

Grizzlies 24, Blazers 19 after Q1. Portland 29 percent, Memphis 52.

John Canzano

Memphis 24, Blazers 19 end of first quarter. There have been nine quarters played in Grizzlies-Blazers series. Memphis has won seven.

Erik Gundersen

Calathes is like "Beno can't have all the fun against Steve Blake"

Mike Richman

All three of the Blazers three-pointers have been assisted. That ball movement thing is real.

Kerry Eggers

That's back-to-back air balls by @Marc Gasol, who is 1-for-5 from field. #Blazers use 8-0 run to draw within 22-19

Mike Tokito

This is a change from Stotts' usual sub pattern. Aldridge typically plays entire first quarter, but he came out with 2:56 left.

Joe Freeman

Back-to-back 3s by #Blazers. First time in series?

Erik Gundersen

CJ breaks his playoff drought. Portland still down by 8.

Kerry Eggers

Beno Udrih (ankle) is out; Nick Calathes is Mike Finley's backup tonight. He's in game. Should be positive development for @Damian Lillard

Kerry Eggers

Twin towers in game right now -- @Robin Lopez and @Chris Kaman. Interesting substitution by Terry Stotts

John Canzano

Memphis has 10 points in the paint, 20-11 lead vs. Blazers.

Mike Richman

Memphis up 20-11 with 2:56 left in the 1st. Blazers are 3-for-13. Memphis 9-17.

Kerry Eggers

Courtney Lee looking like a young Vince Carter right now. 10 points on 4-5 shooting as #Grizzlies lead 20-11

Mike Richman

Blazers switched everything on that possession and gave up a layup.

Erik Gundersen

Kaman just tried run up the court and almost stumbled. He does not look good out there.

Joe Freeman

LaMarcus Aldridge: 0-5 from field, 2 pts, 3 rbs.

Joe Freeman

Brutal landing on that injured left ankle for Chris Kaman as he tries to block a Lee drive. Probably didn't feel good.

Mike Richman

Courtney Lee has 10 points in the first quarter. He has been fantastic in this series.

Erik Gundersen

More like Kobe Lee. 9 points with a free-throw coming.

Mike Tokito

Gasol, by the way, has already blocked three shots.

Erik Gundersen

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.

Mike Tokito

With that Aldridge basket disallowed, #Blazers shooting down to 11.1 percent from field.

Kerry Eggers

Right, basket negated RT @PDXTimB: @Kerry Eggers That Aldridge shot clock beater..didn't.

Mike Richman

Chris Kaman is the first guy off the bench. Serious tape job on his injured left ankle.

Kerry Eggers

#Blazers fortunate that shooting woes for @Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph continue. They're combined 0 for 5. #Blazers are 1 for 9 & trail 11-5

Joe Freeman

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.

Mike Richman

Blazers lose points during the timeout. Aldridge's first jumper ruled after the shot clock expired. So it's 11-5 Memphis.

Mike Tokito

Lead up to 6 as officials have rescinded an Aldridge basket as video review showed shot clock expired.

Erik Gundersen

Aldridge's shot that beat the shot-clock buzzer has been disallowed. 11-5 Grizzlies.

Mike Tokito

#Blazers shooting 20 percent from field, but only trail by four.

Joe Freeman

First timeout: Memphis leads #Blazers 11-7. Portland is 2-10 from field, Memphis is 5-11. 5:58 left in 1st Q.

Mike Tokito

Z-Bo, Gasol are a combined 0 for 4, struggling to make shots as they have all series.

Erik Gundersen

Gasol with 3 blocks already. Shutting anything down around the rim.

Kerry Eggers

#Blazers 2-for-9 shooting start from the field. Still trail #Grizzlies only 11-7

Joe Freeman

Good news for #Blazers: ball movement has been much better. Pace has been faster. Dame hit his 1st shot. Bad news: Memphis 5-9 from field.

Dwight Jaynes

Blazers can't seem to find an open shot

Sean Meagher

Wise decision there from Dame not to force the shot, rather dump it off. Lopez to the line for 2.

Sean Meagher

Dame for 3. Haven't got to say that much this series.

Kerry Eggers

That's good news for #Blazers -- @Damian Lillard drills first look from 3-point range

Erik Gundersen

Dame's first 3 above the break all series comes in Game 3.

Erik Gundersen

Portland's movement of bodies and the ball has been a lot quicker so far. They've got to keep it up though.

Kerry Eggers

Yes sir. All good RT @ACisWrite: @Kerry Eggers I was think a highlight package, Infograhics are always good too

Mike Tokito

No wrap or sleeve on Afflalo's right shoulder.

Mike Richman

The Blazers are 4-7 in the red uniforms this year. 2-1 at home.

Erik Gundersen

E-40 for the warm-ups gets a thumbs-up.

Kerry Eggers

Fans wave red illuminated sticks before pregame introductions at Moda Center http://t.co/YMKcVKWycx

Amy Schwartz

Let's do this, #RipCity. http://t.co/j6gBpc79LB

Kerry Eggers

Show action. Give stats. Anything but interfere w coach trying to do job RT @ACisWrite: @Kerry Eggers what would you rather fill that time?

Mike Tokito

Huge "With Wes" sign in 300 section. http://t.co/20a95Gv0nQ

Amy Schwartz

From seeing him go down March 5th, to that moment. Wow. #Re2urn

Joe Freeman

And, for good measure, crowd lets loose a "Wes-ley Math-ews! Wes-ley Math-ews!" chant. Nice moment for Wes.

Kerry Eggers

Now they're chanting "Wes-ley Math-hews! And he gives an acknowledgement to the fans who love him

Amy Schwartz

If you aren’t in tears right now…Man….

Joe Freeman

And just to give the return a special something-something, Matthews walked out of locker room and down hall wearing an Iron Man mask.

Erik Gundersen

Full-throated "WES-LEY MATTHEWS" chant

Mike Richman

Wesley Matthews walking out to the court in an Iron Man mask in his return to the Moda Center.

Sean Meagher

Wesley Matthews exits Blazers' locker room wearing Iron Man mask.

Erik Gundersen

Lol Wesley Matthews comes out like a luchador http://t.co/M1Xu5s8aFB

Amy Schwartz

HE WOULD! @Wesley Matthews emerging from #Blazers locker room in an Iron Man mask.

Mike Tokito

Always loved the way #Blazers fans won't just put on whatever T-shirt is on back on the seats.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers trying to spark that 2014 first round mojo? @Chris Haynes is in the house?!? http://t.co/ngS5EW6qB8

Jason Quick

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.

Mike Tokito

Jack Sikma sitting in secondary media seating, scouting for Houston Rockets. That would be a conference finals matchup.

Erik Gundersen

LaMarcus' choice. RT @Mike Richman: Blazers come out to "Monster" by Meek Mill.

Mike Richman

Blazers come out to "Monster" by Meek Mill.

Erik Gundersen

Kaman is out there warming up.

Erik Gundersen

Prepare for The Nick Calathes Game, Blazers fans. RT @Ronald Tillery: Griz confirm that Beno Udrih (ankle sprain) is OUT for Game 3

Amy Schwartz

A very familiar grin outside of the #Blazers locker room right now. Nice to have you back @Wesley Matthews! #Blazers

Amy Schwartz

"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.

Mike Tokito

In games when Conley has been out and Udrih started, Grizzlies used Nick Calathes, Vince Carter combo off bench, no real PG.

Mike Tokito

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.

Joe Freeman

A note on that Beno retweet: He's shooting right now pregame, which is odd for someone who has decided not to play.

Mike Richman

Beno Udrih is on the court warming up now.

Amy Schwartz

...@Nicolas Batum breakout game? #blazers http://t.co/m87BV9eGCT

Amy Schwartz

Afflalo back tonight for the #Blazers http://t.co/NH9m7lVELq

Mike Richman

Arron Afflalo warming up http://t.co/kLD2Ha8lhN

Mike Richman

Afflalo grimacing a little and shaking out his right arm after shooting top of the key 3s.

Mike Richman

Arron Afflalo shooting corner 3s so maybe his "unlimited range" comment was true.

Mike Tokito

Beno Udrih is a "game-time" decision for Grizzlies, acc'd to coach Dave Joerger. Udrih had a noticeable limp in back hallway.

Erik Gundersen

Meyers Leonard is loose for this one. vine.co/v/eWepHAxW7g6

John Canzano

Blazers coach Terry Stotts very loose tonight in his pre-game. This is it for Blazers vs. Memphis. Eat or be eaten.

Erik Gundersen

Chris Kaman is working out, shooting midrange shots. But not exactly moving a whole lot and not really lifting off that left ankle.

Robin Lopez

Tried something different on the new pair, whaddya think? Comes compete with the #Rolo #Laceclips ;) http://t.co/dtVjdF4dOS

John Canzano

What the Trail Blazers see as they walk through tunnel tonight at Moda Center instagram.com/p/16zTjznBDl/

Amy Schwartz

Afflalo will play per Coach Stotts. #blazers

Erik Gundersen

Arron Afflalo will start tonight.