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Trail Blazers 97, Grizzlies 93: Post-game Notes

03/22/12
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    • Portland's 25 free throws made were its most without a miss since going 30-30 on Nov. 30, 1986 at Indiana. The Trail Blazers entered the night ranked third in the NBA in free-throw percentage shooting 78.9% from the charity stripe.

    • Portland is now tied for second in the NBA in free throw shooting (79.4%). Seven different Trail Blazers combined to go 25-for-25 tonight, the first time this season any team in the NBA has made 25 free-throws without a miss.

    • Portland shot 100% from the free-throw line for the first time this season.

    • The Trail Blazers have tied or outshot their opponents from the free-throw line in 10 consecutive games.

    • Nicolas Batum scored 17 of his game-high 24 points in the first half, it was his first 20-point outing since March 3 and fifth time cracking the 24-point mark this season. Only LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 24 points more times this year (14)

    • Jamal Crawford set a season-high for free-throws made shooting 10-of-10 from the stripe. Crawford entered the game ranked third in the NBA in free-throw percentage at 91.5%.

    • Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum combined to shoot 8-of-16 from 3-point range, Memphis shot 3-of-8 from downtown as a team.

    • Matthews has 16-of-23 from downtown over his past four games.

    • Raymond Felton finished one assist shy of a double-double for a second consecutive game, Felton finished with 13 points (5-of-13 FG) and nine assists on the night. Felton has led the Trail Blazers in assists in 34 games this season.

    • The Trail Blazers won despite trailing after three quarters for the second time this season and first time at home.

    • Wesley Matthews' nine rebounds Tuesday vs. Milwaukee and eight tonight are his two highest rebound totals of the season.

    • Two Trail Blazers (Batum and Matthews) have made four 3s in the same game for the second time this year (Crawford and Felton, 2/21 vs. SA).

    • Portland has won consecutive home games against Memphis for the first time since 2008-09.

    • Tonight marks the 182nd consecutive sellout at the Rose Garden (including regular season and playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007.

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