Jeff Green scores 23, Mike Conley 21 as Grizzlies beat Trail Blazers 97 86; Aldridge hurt

By Clay Bailey


MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Jeff Green had 23 points and Mike Conley scored 21 with nine assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.

Zach Randolph added 17 points for Memphis, which won its second straight. Marc Gasol had 13 points, and Tony Allen finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 27 points and seven assists. LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points, but didn’t play in the second half because of an injury to his left hand. C.J. McCollum finished with 13 points, and Dorell Wright scored 10.

The Trail Blazers also played the second half without starting forward Nicolas Batum, who was sidelined with lower back pain. The team said X-rays on Aldridge’s hand were negative.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *