Nicolas Batum scored 24 points leading the Trail Blazers to a 97-93 victory over Memphis at Rose Garden on Thursday.
Portland was a favorite by 1 point and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 194.5.
Portland got 18 points from Wesley Matthews and another 17 points from Jamal Crawford. Raymond Felton contributed 9 assists, while Wesley Matthews cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
The Grizzlies got a 22-point performance from Marc Gasol, who was supported by 17 points from Tony Allen. Tony Allen had 6 assists in a losing cause for Memphis, while Marc Gasol grabbed 9 rebounds.
Portland led at halftime, 49-44.
Memphis won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-38.
Next game, Portland takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Memphis, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.