It seemed like the Portland Trail Blazers should have packed up everything and left early because they have lost their previous two games and lost their star Brandon Roy due to a knee injury. The Blazers didn’t quit. In fact, there was never a concern about losing this game to the Grizzlies. Playing in the starting lineup for Roy, Wesley Matthews was outstanding on both ends of the floor. Matthews scored a career-high 30 points, with 22 of those in the first half. He made 11 shots, including 5 three pointers, as the Blazers defeated the Grizzlies 100-99 in Memphis.
Without Roy, Andre Miller was the go-to-guy in the fourth quarter. He responded with 13 points in the quarter and 19 points in the game. Miller also dished out a game-high 9 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points and Nicolas Batum added 11 points. This is the Blazers’ eight straight victory against the Grizzlies in Memphis. They will return to the Rose Garden for a three-game homestand that begins on Thursday against the Denver Nuggets.