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Quick Recap: Grizzlies Win Game Two Against Portland

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Following a slow start, the Grizzlies overwhelm the Portland Trail Blazers and win tonight 97-82. This is the first 2-0 series lead in Grizzlies playoff history.

What did we learn??

1) Al parecer, los Trail Blazers perdemos a los jugadores españoles

Incluso con Marc Gasol salir a un comienzo lento, los Grizzlies se recuperaron tras algunos disparos fuera caliente y un poco de intimidación en el interior. Observe:

Courtney Lee anotó dieciocho sobre los 8-11 disparos, incluyendo ir 2-3 forma más allá del arco.

Mike Conley se parecía más a la impresionante Mike Conley que vimos a principios de temporada, liderando al equipo con Courtney Lee. Alise en torno al objetivo y en el carril de toda la noche.

Jeff Green fue efectivo con su medio juego de gama de esta noche.

ZBO terminó con un doble doble. Kosta Koufos fue una noche de rock.

Incluso Vince Carter consiguió en el acto, yendo 3-5 desde el arco. ¿Ha tenido alguna vez un jugador más de una que ha hecho él / ella está de vuelta / que ha hecho él / ella está de vuelta temporada que VC?

Los Grizzlies han ganado seis partidos consecutivos contra los Trail Blazers esta temporada, y once de los doce en general.

Solo digo ...

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2) Playoff Beno is a real thing

Beno Udrih was just unreal again tonight. With the Grizzlies in a funk early in the game, Beno lead the charge in the second quarter, scoring six points in just five minutes of work before tweaking his ankle injury. If this keeps up, we may need a Slovakian Slovenian translator.

3) Tony Allen shuts the water off, and the Grizzlies shut off the rest of the utilities.

The Grizzlies defense was dominant tonight. They forced fourteen Trail Blazer turnovers, while only giving up six turnovers themselves. The Grizz got sixteen points off those fourteen turnovers. The team racked up seven blocks and nine steals. Zach Randolph harassed LaMarcus Aldridge all night, frustrating him into 7-20 shooting. But there was no better defense stretch than late in the third quarter.

With about 3 minutes left to go in the fourth quarter, the Grizzlies are up 68-55. With fifteen seconds left on the shot clock, the ball goes into LMA. Randolph, as was his MO for most of the night, bullied Aldridge and pushed him out of the lane. Courtney Lee comes over and slaps the ball out of LMA’s hands, completely wrecking the offensive flow Portland had set up. The ball comes out at the top of the key and then this happens, and the Trail Blazers have every pass deflected. Finally, LMA has two shots at the goal, and both are blocked.

Pandemonium Ensues.

Out goes the electricity, cable, and the gas too says Pete Pranica.

Games three is Saturday night