Jusuf Nurkic And Anfernee Simons Lead Blazers Past Grizzlies In Memphis

----- Anfernee Simons and Jusuf Nurkic combined for 63 points as the Portland Trail Blazers won their fourth-straight game with a 123-119 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night at FedExForum in Memphis.

The Trail Blazers have a new "Big-3."

Jusuf Nurkic scored a team-high 32 points, Anfernee Simons finished with 31 points and six assists, and Josh Hart added 22 points, seven rebounds, and six assists as the Portland Trail Blazers won their fourth-straight game 123-119 over the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night in Memphis.

Justise Winslow continued his solid play since being inserted into the starting lineup. He finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.

The Blazers connected on 50.6% of their field goals including 13-of-32 from three-point range.

The Blazers started fast scoring 68 points in the first half taking an 11-point lead into halftime.

Memphis finally caught the Trail Blazers with just under five minutes remaining in the fourth as Desmond Bane scored eight straight points.

The teams swapped the lead, with Nurkic keeping Portland in the game by scoring nine-straight points. Simons followed with a three-pointer for a 122-117 lead with 44 seconds left, helping preserve the victory.

Ja Morant led Memphis (41-19) with a game-high 44 points and 11 assists and Bane added 30 points and five rebounds.

Up Next- The Trail Blazers will meet the Golden State Warriors following the NBA All-Star Weekend on Thursday, March 24th at Moda Center. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM.

Chad's take- Love the way this group is playing, but the wins are not helping their draft position.

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