Memphis got 21 points from Rudy Gay en route to a 93-89 victory over Portland on Saturday at FedExForum.
Memphis won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 12-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 191.5.
Memphis got 14 points from O.J. Mayo and another 13 points from Marreese Speights. Marc Gasol contributed 4 assists, while Marreese Speights cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Portland got 23 points from J.J. Hickson in a losing cause and another 21 points from Jamal Crawford. Nolan Smith contributed 6 assists for the Trail Blazers, while J.J. Hickson had 13 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Memphis were victorious, as the score was 54-45 at the break.
Portland had a 46-44 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Memphis takes its act home to face Cleveland looking for another win. For Portland, they head on the road to face San Antonio.