For the second straight home game, the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a significant deficit to escape with a win.
Marc Gasol had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Jerryd Bayless scored all of his 13 points in the final 13 minutes, and the Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers 91-85 on Wednesday night.
In its last home game, Memphis trailed Dallas by 25 before grabbing a 90-84 win on Feb. 27, the largest home comeback in franchise history. This time, the Grizzlies rallied from 17 down in the third quarter to win their second straight and 10th in the last 11.
''I don't like being down 17 or 25, but being in those situations, we get a taste of it, and we find who we are,'' said Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, who had 20 points and six assists.
Tony Allen scored 10 points, including two free throws with 4.8 seconds left that provided the final margin. The second half was another display of Memphis' defense, as the Grizzlies outscored Portland 53-35, and held the Trail ...