Memphis, TN-Minus two of their top big men, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol decided he would have to do more for Memphis to get a win against Portland on Wednesday. Gasol scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies to a come from behind, 91-85 victory over the Blazers at FedEx Forum. Grizzlies guard Mike Conley added 20 as Memphis rallied from a 17-point deficit. The Grizzlies also got a big boost off the bench from Jerryd Bayless, who scored 13 points in the final 13 minutes, including three threes.
Memphis played without all-star forward Zach Randolph, who has a sprained ankle, and backup forward Darrell Arthur, out with a sore neck and back. The Grizzlies have now won ten of their last 11 games and improved to 40-and-19.