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Green scores 23, Conley 21 as Grizzlies beat Blazers 97-86

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

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jeff Green, right, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (42) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sa...

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Memphis Grizzlies forward Jeff Green, right, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (42) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sa...

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) -- 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 struggling Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday.

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.

In Houston, Eric Bledsoe had a career-high 34 points as the Phoenix Suns withstood a fourth-quarter charge by the Rockets to win 117-102.

Bledsoe scored 23 by halftime and surpassed his previous career best of 33 points, set earlier this season, on a free throw with about a minute remaining.

Donatas Motiejunas had 18 points for the Rockets and James Harden added 16 after scoring a career-high 50 in Thursday's win over Denver.

Brooklyn's Brook Lopez had 26 points and four blocked shots to lead the Nets over the slumping Indiana Pacers 123-111.

Bojan Bogdanovic added 21 points and five rebounds off the bench, and Deron Williams scored 17 for the Nets, who have won four of five.

George Hill had 18 points and nine assists for the Pacers (30-39), who lost their fifth straight.

A win for the Pacers would have put them in sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Instead, the Nets (29-39) closed the gap in a crowded race for the final playoff spot.

The Detroit Pistons downed the Chicago Bulls 107-91 after

The Detroit Pistons came back from a 19-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 107-91 after Reggie Jackson had 22 points, including 17 in the third quarter.

The Pistons trailed 72-53 with 7 minutes left in the third quarter, but got a combined 27 points and 13 assists from Jackson and fellow point guard Spencer Dinwiddie in the second half.

Detroit had already taken an 80-79 lead by the start of the fourth. In all, the Pistons outscored the Bulls 47-11 in a 16-minute stretch spanning the final two quarters.

Pau Gasol had 27 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago.

Stephen Curry bounced back from his worst shooting performance of the season to score 24 points, and Leandro Barbosa added a season-high 19 off the bench as the Golden State Warriors pulled away late to beat the Utah Jazz 106-91.

One day after shooting 4 of 17 in a win over New Orleans, Curry went 8 of 18 from the floor against a Utah defense that had been the NBA's stingiest over the past three weeks.

Draymond Green added 15 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Warriors (56-13), who have the best record in the NBA.

Derrick Favors had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz. Utah lost for only the fourth time since the All-Star break.--


Updated : 2021-03-08 03:57 GMT+08:00