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Meyers Leonard and CJ McCollum were both +23 in Game 4.
More Batum on Lillard: "I know he's been criticized the first three games (of series), but he showed he's a big-time player in this league."
David Joerger: "We have serious problems with CJ McCollum right now. He is getting to the rim, to the rim, to the rim over and over."
Going Back to Memphis!!!!
Asked Nic Batum if he could think back to rookie Meyers guarding Marc Gasol: "He grew up."
Beno Udrih on Damian Lillard: "I thought he was not rushing as much as he was in previous games."
Meyers Leonard on what it meant to play 35 minutes after getting 5 in Game 3: "It felt good. You always have to stay ready."
Merci aux français qui ont veillé tard, merci pour vos messages. Retour à Memphis pour le Game 5.
Great win Rip City. Lets Go to Memphis.
McCollum: "When I was in college, it was my show. I was taking every big shot." That made Lillard chuckle.
McCollum: “Every time I caught the ball, I just attacked and tried to make a play for myself and others.”
Lillard: “We just wanted to give ourselves a chance to win tonight. Tonight was all that mattered.”
More Joerger: "we've got serious problems with CJ McCollum."
The Lillard-CJ-Batum-LMA-Leonard lineup that closed the game played 20 minutes together across 8 games in the regular season.
More David Joerger: "We've got a serious problem with CJ McCollum. We can't keep letting him get to the rim like that."
"They have really good players. I think it's crap that people say they don't have enough. They have plenty." -- David Joerger on Blazers
Asked if the Blazers win without Meyers Leonard, Terry Stotts said "probably not." Credited his shooting and defense.
Game 5 is 6:30 pm Wednesday in Memphis.
On to Memphis!
Blazers bench won this game. 3-1 Memphis. Make sure Meyers Leonard is on the flight.
Game 5 is at 6:30 p.m. PT on TNT.
How about that? 99-92 Blazers. Lillard with 32 and 7. Aldridge 6/22. Meyers and CJ HUGE.
That's your final: 99-92 Blazers. Back to Memphis for Game 5.
Damian Lillard has 32 points while making just one three.
He made that .
96-92 Blazers. 8.2 seconds left.
Gasol for 2. Dame back to the line for 2. 94-92 Blazers.
94-90 Blazers. 15.1 seconds left.
Do not hear any "Ref You Suck" chants tonight.
LMA looks to have been hit in the nose.
Aldridge bleeding from nose
Looks like LaMarcus got caught in the nose.
Aldridge is talking to Geoff Clark on the sidelines.
Dame to 3J. 91-88 Blazers.
Hey. That guy. I know him.
Lillard takes a no, no, no, yes shot and hits it through contact.
Leonard, McCollum each at 33 minutes, will get over 35 if they don't foul out.
Calathes back in for Udrih. Turns out he's human.
It's 82s. 4:37 left.
LaMarcus Aldridge has missed nine straight shots. In other words, he’s flying commercial.
Crazy train comes on. Meyers Leonard with a big smile.
Another sign: "4ever LA fans."
Good old Hope just snuck back into the Moda Center after Damian Lillard's 16-footer cuts the Grizzlies lead to 80-76 with 6:30 left
Feels like 14, but it's only 4. 80-76 Grizzlies, 6:30 to play.
Meyers Leonard has a double-double: 13 pts, 10 rbs. He's 5-6 from field, 3-3 from deep. Also has 2 asts.
Double-double for Meyers Leonard, 13 and 10.
Reporters do not dictate how a team plays. Reporters are not cancer to a locker room. Let’s get that straight.
Joerger brought in Jon Leuer to guard Meyers Leonard.
Aldridge-Leonard-Batum-CJ-Dame for the season.
Blazers stunt team throwing T-shirts like they don’t want to get stuck with them.
Signs it's not your series: Jeff Green cashing desperation 3's.
Steve Blake is 0 for 7 from field in this series.