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Portland Defeats Memphis 140-135 - Recap

CJ McCollum poured in 33 points for Portland on Friday, as they defeated Memphis 140-135 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena.

Portland was the ATS victor, as they covered the -2.0-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 222.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Damian Lillard had 29 points for Portland and Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 21 points. Damian Lillard had 9 assists for the Trail Blazers, while Jusuf Nurkic was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

The Grizzlies got a 33-point performance from Jaren Jackson Jr., who was supported by 22 points from Ja Morant. Ja Morant had 11 assists in a losing cause for Memphis, while Brandon Clarke grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Portland were victorious, as the score was 68-60 at the break.

Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-38.

Portland looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Celtics. The Grizzlies will aim to get back on the winning track vs. San Antonio.