MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Memphis Grizzlies are trying to finish out the long NBA season on a positive note by winning enough games to get rid of their obligated draft pick to the Boston Celtics.
It was all made tougher by the fact it looks like starting forwards Jeran Jackson, Jr. and Kyle Anderson are done for the year due to injury.
The Grizzlies faced off against the Portland Trial Blazers at FedExForum on Tuesday night.
The Blazers have the third best record in the NBA’s Western Conference, while the Grizzlies have the sixth worst in the entire league.
Memphis went down 16 early, but would come back behind a career-high 25 points from Delon Wright.
Mike Conley would head to the locker room after turning his ankle, but it didn’t slow him down in the second half.
Captain Clutch went for 19 points in the fourth quarter, putting up a career-high 40 points as his squad scored the comeback wi.
The Grizzlies would go on to win it 120-111.
Memphis is now 26-40 on the season. They’ll stay home for their next contest, a Friday night tilt against the Utah Jazz.