Grizzlies win 3rd straight at Blazers' expense


Posted at Mar 12 2014 01:29 PM | Updated as of Mar 12 2014 09:30 PM

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) drives against Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollom (3) and center Meyers Leonard (11) during the first half at FedExForum. Photo by Nelson Chenault, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Grizzlies 109, Trail Blazers 99

Marc Gasol scored 19 points with nine rebounds and seven assists while power forward Zach Randolph scored 18 points with 12 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Grizzlies (37-26) won their third straight and have won eight of 11 games since the All-Star break.

Portland lost their third successive game despite 32 points and seven assists from Damian Lillard, who scored 21 in the second half.

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Spurs 104, Bulls 96

Tony Parker scored 16 of his 20 points in the first quarter as the San Antonio Spurs turned a fast start into victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 22 points and forward Kawhi Leonard added 16.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was able to give his starters a rest for much of the second half.

Guard D.J. Augustin led Chicago with 24 points while guard Jimmy Butler added 23 points.