Memphis takes on Portland, seeks 5th straight home win

February 16, 2022 GMT

Portland Trail Blazers (24-34, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (41-18, third in the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Memphis hosts Portland trying to prolong its four-game home winning streak.

The Grizzlies are 28-11 in conference games. Memphis is seventh in the league with 25.4 assists per game led by Ja Morant averaging 6.8.

The Trail Blazers have gone 10-24 against Western Conference opponents. Portland has a 14-23 record against teams above .500.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Trail Blazers won 105-100 in the last meeting on Dec. 19. Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 32 points, and Dillon Brooks led the Grizzlies with 37 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Steven Adams is averaging 7.1 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Memphis.


Jusuf Nurkic is averaging 14.7 points and 11.1 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.2 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 9-1, averaging 123.9 points, 52.8 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 9.6 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.2 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 4-6, averaging 105.3 points, 45.7 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.8 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Ja Morant: out (ankle), Xavier Tillman: out (thigh), Yves Pons: out (thigh), Dillon Brooks: out (ankle).

Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: out for season (shoulder), Dennis Smith Jr.: out (elbow), Didi Louzada: out (kne), Damian Lillard: out (abdominal), Keon Johnson: out (ankle), Eric Bledsoe: out (achilles), Joe Ingles: out for season (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.