NBA Recap: Gasol Powers Memphis Over Portland (Grizzlies 109, Trail Blazers 99) [Slideshow]

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  • Gasol-Powered Grizzlies
    Marc Gasol had 19 to power the Grizz over the Trail Blazers. The Spanish center also added 9 rebounds and 7 assists for yet another all-around effort. Reuters
  • Court General
    Conley played an overall game for Memphis scoring when he needs to (17 points, dishing (4 assists), crashing the boards (4 rebounds) and generally being a pest on D (2 steals). Reuters
  • No Help
    Damian Lillard was the lone bright spot for Portland with 32 points. LaMarcus Aldridge (8/23 FG) and the rest of the starters struggled from the field (8/22 FG). Reuters
  • Grizz D
    Giving up 99 points was above the norm for the Grizzlies but they contained the Blazers' shooting to just 40.7 per cent (35/58 FG) Reuters
  • Power Battle
    Zach Randolph: 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists LaMarcus Aldridge: 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shots Reuters
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No thanks to the Memphis Grizzlies' stingy defense, the Portland Trail Blazers shot just 40.7 per cent from the field and couldn't get over the hump all night long losing 109-99 in Memphis. 

The power duo of Marc Gasol (19 points) and Zach Randolph (18 points) did the damage inside to deliver the victory to remain in the 8th spot of the hotly-contested final postseason slots in the Western Conference. Memphis climsb to 7th place with the victory improving to 37-26 in the regular season.

Dallas (which lost to the Golden State Warriors) dropped to 38-27 for 8th place just a game ahead of the Phoenix Suns (36-27).

View the slideshow for more facts and stats from the Blazers-Grizzlies game. 

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