Blazers drop 3rd straight game, fall to Memphis

LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 32 points

Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots between Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) and forward Tony Allen (9) Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots between Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) and forward Tony Allen (9) Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Beno Udrih added 17 points, including a two key buckets in the final minute as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 102-98 on Saturday night.

Memphis won its fourth straight and led by as many as 20 in the second half. But it saw the lead dwindle to 95-93 when Damian Lillard connected on a 3-pointer with 1:06 left. Udrih’s 20-footer as the shot clock expired on the next possession helped Memphis maintain the lead.

Lillard connected on another 3-pointer with 27 seconds left, but Udrih made a 22-footer with 8.7 seconds for the win.

Jeff Green and Courtney Lee matched Udrih’s 17 points, and Marc Gasol finished with 15.

LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 32 points, 18 in the second half.

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