Blazers – Grizzlies: the final word for Desmond Bane

With a streak of two straight losses, both coming against a young Jazz team in Utah, Memphis had a chance to end its “road trip” on a high note in Portland, where Damian Lillard was still on the roster. wounded.

Behind the good performance of Desmond Bane (29 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists) and Ja Morant (20 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists), the Grizzlies quite logically eliminated the Blazers who had no leader, lacked rhythm and lacked address ( 111-106).

It started at the beginning of the game, with Portland accumulating the bricks and taking four minutes to register their first basket of the game, a 3-pointer from Jusuf Nurkic, which crystallized 12-2 in favor of Memphis. Down by 17 points at the start of the 4th quarter, however, the Blazers would defend their chances until the end as they would tie the game, before finally losing by five points.

WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER

Desmond Bane clutch. Sidelined last game with a sore ankle, Desmond Bane was a big part of the Grizzlies’ crucial road win, especially after two upset losses in Utah. Rather cautious in scoring in the first half, and even in three quarters with only 9 points on 3/11 shots, he managed to raise his voice in the last quarter (the most important). With 20 points in 10 minutes, 4/5 on shots including 3/4 on 3-pointers and 9/10 on throws, Bane is simply the executioner of the Blazers…

Blazers that stand out. At -6 (78-72) at the start of the fourth quarter, Portland was in the game. At home in front of his audience, anything is still possible! But by cashing in on a straight 9-0 at the hands of Bane and the Grizz, the task will become very complicated. The Billups Blazers, however, did not give up, starting on a 10-0 “run” to eventually match two straight shots from Anfernee Simons. Notable until the end, the Blazers would still miss two decisive shots in the final minute.

TOPS/FLOPS

Desmond Bane. For his return to action after the missed game in Utah, Desmond Bane did the powder talk, as if nothing had happened. With 29 points including 5/8 from 3-pointers and 10/11 from throws, he is the main pyrotechnician of the Grizzlies, along with 8 rebounds and 5 assists!

The Steven Adams – Jusuf Nurkic duel. They’ve become an endangered species in the NBA, but pivots can still put up some serious battles under the boards! Like last night in Portland, between Steven Adams the Kiwi and Jusuf Nurkic, the “Bosnian Beast”. Both men finished with double-doubles, with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the former and 23 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the latter.

Anfernee Simons. Top scorer of the game with 31 units, including 14 in the final quarter, he is clearly one of the forwards of the future in the NBA, adding to his natural beauty. A little clumsy on the shot from distance (4/11), Damian Lillard’s designated lieutenant finished with a decent 10/21 overall, along with 8 assists.

Shaedon Sharpe. Holder for the second time in his young career, still due to the absence of Damian Lillard, Shaedon Sharpe missed his match. If his first was a victory (14 points) against Houston, this second test was less conclusive for the surprising rookie from Rip City: 2 points to 1/6 of the shots.

THE FOLLOWING

Memphis (5-3) : Charlotte’s reception on Friday.

Portland (5-2) : travels to Phoenix on Friday for the first of two games against the Suns.

Portland / 106 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
J. Grant 38 7/18 3/9 6/7 0 5 5 3 1 0 4 1 +8 23 16
J. Nurkic 35 8/14 3/3 4/4 6 7 13 4 5 1 3 0 +12 23 32
J. Hart 40 1/4 0/1 3/5 2 4 6 4 4 1 3 1 -8 5 9
A. Simons 40 10/21 4/11 7/8 0 3 3 8 3 0 4 0 +5 31 26
S. Sharpe 24 1/6 0/1 0/0 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 1 -6 2 2
J. Winslow 23 1/6 0/0 0/0 4 4 8 4 0 1 1 0 -11 2 9
D. Eubanks 10 3/6 0/0 1/2 3 0 3 0 2 0 3 0 -13 7 3
N. Small 12 1/5 1/3 0/0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 -9 3 0
K. Johnson 18 4/9 2/5 0/0 1 4 5 3 1 0 1 0 -3 10 12
36/89 13/33 21/26 16 30 46 27 17 5 20 3 106 109
Memphis / 111 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
S. Aldama 29 4/8 2/4 1/2 3 4 7 0 3 0 0 2 0 11 15
D. Brooks 30 3/7 1/2 2/2 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 -2 9 8
S. Adams 34 6/9 0/0 2/3 4 7 11 5 2 0 1 2 -6 14 27
J Morant 32 7/19 0/2 6/7 0 9 9 7 1 2 8 0 +1 20 17
D. Bane 37 7/16 5/8 10/11 1 7 8 5 1 0 3 0 +6 29 29
B. Clarke 14 3/6 0/0 0/0 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 1 +9 6 6
T. Jones 24 1/6 0/2 0/0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 -1 2 3
J. Konchar 22 4/6 2/4 0/0 2 3 5 4 2 1 1 0 +13 10 17
D. Roddy 19 3/6 3/6 1/2 0 1 1 2 3 2 0 0 +5 10 11
38/83 13/28 22/27 10 36 46 28 19 7 14 5 111 133

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