The Portland Trail Blazers (5-1, 3-1 Home) will try to slow down one of the league’s top scoring teams when they play host to the Memphis Grizzlies (4-3, 2-3 Away) on Wednesday. Memphis dropped their last game against the Utah Jazz 121-105 at Vivint Arena on Monday. Ja Morant led the way in the loss with 37 points. The Grizzlies are seventh in the Western Conference.
Portland triumphed on Friday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, beating the Houston Rockets 125-111. Anfernee Simons had 30 points and seven assists, carrying the team. The Trail Blazers are level with the Portland Trail Blazers atop the Western Conference, currently sitting in first.The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Portland won three out of four games between the teams last season, including a 123-119 triumph in their last meeting at FedExForum on February 16.
Morant topped all players in scoring with 44 points and 11 assists in the loss. Jusuf Nurkic had 32 points and four assists for the Trail Blazers.The Grizzlies have been led this season by Morant, who is averaging 33.3 points per game, third-highest in the league. Morant also has dished 6.3 assists per game. Meanwhile, Steven Adams is grabbing 10.0 rebounds.Damian Lillard (31.0 ppg) has supplied much of the Blazers’ offense.
He ranks as the sixth-highest scorer in the league. Lillard also has distributed 4.6 assists per game. Nurkic has averaged 12.2 rebounds per game.The Grizzlies are one of the top scoring offenses in the NBA, ranking second with 118.1 points per game. The teams have split their last 10 meetings at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter (5-5).
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