2019-20 NBA Season (74th NBA Season)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m. ET (FedExForum)
Over/Under: 234.5; Grizzlies -3.5 (-109)
Best Moneyline: Trail Blazers +150, Grizzlies -160
In tonight's intraconference matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers (25-30) and Memphis Grizzlies (27-26), both competitors are aiming to secure and maintain a top 8 playoff ranking in the Western Conference standings. The Grizzlies are currently hold the No. 8 ranking in the conference. Thus far, Portland is 23-30-2 ATS and 30-24-1 O/U this season, whereas Memphis is 29-23-1 ATS and 27-25-1 O/U. This game can be watched on FSSE, NSNW, NBA League Pass, and via a live streaming service. According to the Land of Basketball database, based on 89 regular season games played all-time head-to-head, the Trail Blazers are 50-39 versus the Grizzlies. In the 2018-19 season, the series was split 2-2, with the Trail Blazers winning 99-92 on Dec. 19, 2018 and 116-89 on Apr. 3, 2019, while the Grizzlies won 92-83 on Dec. 12, 2018 and 120-111 on Mar. 5, 2019. The last time Memphis swept Portland in a four-game series was back in the 2014-15 season. Likewise, the Trail Blazers have not swept the Grizzlies since the 2008-09 season.
Moreover in the Trail Blazers' 138-117 road loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, point guard Damian Lillard scored 20 points and accumulated 5 total rebounds, 6 assists, and no steals or blocks. Shooting guard C.J. McCollum ended his performance with 20 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, and no steals or blocks. Carmelo Anthony had 18 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, and no blocks. Portland's bench players scored a combined total of 35 points against the Pelicans. Of these 35 points, Wenyen Gabriel scored 12 points in total, and Anfernee Simons finished his night with 9 points as well. For other box score game statistics, the Trail Blazers shot 44-93 (47.3 percent) from the field, 7-29 (24.1 percent) from the three-point arc, and 22-28 (78.6 percent) at the free throw line. Additionally, the Blazers concluded their 21-point loss with 40 rebounds, 21 assists, 5 steals, 3 blocks, and 60 points scored in the paint. Their largest lead of the game was by 16 points. Portland scored only 52 points in the second half, but they held New Orleans to 27 points in the opening quarter. In summary, this was a substandard effort defensively by both teams.
Meanwhile, in the Grizzlies' 106-99 away victory over the Washington Wizards, point guard Ja Morant scored 27 points and earned 10 total rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. This was Morant's first NBA career triple-double. Small forward Kyle Anderson finished his performance with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and no blocks. Jaren Jackson Jr. also closed out his night with 14 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, no steals, and 1 block. The Grizzlies' bench players scored a combined total of 32 points against the Wizards. Tyus Jones was responsible for 13 of those 32 points, with Brandon Clarke contributing 9 points as well. For other box score game statistics, Memphis shot 43-102 (42.2 percent) from the field, 5-32 (15.6 percent) from beyond the arc, and 15-25 (60 percent) at the free throw line.
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