LaMarcus Aldridge had another quality performance, scoring 28 points on 10-20 shooting from the field and 8-8 from the free throw line. Portland also got solid performances from Wesley Matthews with 15 points and 5 assists, and Nicolas Batum with 10 points and 6 assists. Despite the loss, Zach Randolph scored 21 points for Memphis on 10-17 shooting. He also added 7 rebounds. Mike Conley added 16 points and 9 assists.
This drops Memphis (43-30) to 2-1 against Portland on the year.
Coming up next, the Trail Blazers square off with the Los Angeles Lakers, who are 25-48 on the year. The Grizzlies match up against the Denver Nuggets, currently 32-41 this season. The Trail Blazers are 1-1 versus Los Angeles this season. The Grizzlies have a 1-1 record against Denver this season.