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

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Grizzlies -11.5

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.

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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).

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