Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Mike Conley and Zach Randolph paced Memphis
with 20 and 17 points, respectively, and the Grizzlies easily handled the
Portland Trail Blazers, 94-76, on Wednesday at Rose Garden.
Conley was 7-for-11 from the field and Randolph added eight rebounds as
Memphis set a new franchise record for wins with its 51st victory of the
"I just think we moved the ball so well tonight," said Conley, who had five of
his team's 27 assists. "Offense came easy for, everyone kind of touched the
Ed Davis chipped in with a 12-point, 10-rebound performance and Tony Allen
donated 14 points in the Grizzlies' fourth straight victory.
Damian Lillard and J.J. Hickson each scored 17 in Portland's sixth straight
defeat. Wesley Matthews added 12 points and Meyers Leonard finished with 10 in
the setback. Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge was sidelined for the fourth
straight game with an ankle injury.
"Obviously its not as easy without LaMarcus in the game, both at the offensive
end and defensive end," said Leonard.
A strong shooting first quarter helped the Grizzlies jump out to 32-21 lead,
which expanded to 18 points by the middle stages of the second on back-to-back
scores from Randolph.
A reverse layup from Lillard briefly got Portland's deficit down to single-
digits, but the Grizzlies answered with six straight points and took a 57-46
edge into the break.
Memphis shot 61.1 percent from the field in the first half and locked down
defensively over the final two quarters to keep Portland from coming any
closer than seven points. The Trail Blazers were just 14-for-41 from the field
in the second half.
After two consecutive scores from Leonard had Portland within 63-56, Conley
fired back with a triple to spark a 9-0 spurt, which created a 16-point edge
for Memphis with three minutes left in the third.
Holding a 77-64 lead after three quarters, the Grizzlies pushed their
advantage to 19 points before the final buzzer.
Memphis is 18-6 since the All-Star break ... The Grizzlies' previous franchise
record for wins was set by the 2003-04 squad ... The Trail Blazers fell to
22-14 as host ... Memphis took the season series, 3-1.
04/04 02:10:31 ET
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