Portland takes on Memphis, seeks to break 3-game skid

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Memphis Grizzlies (29-28, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (32-26, sixth in the Western Conference)

Portland; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Portland will try to break its three-game losing streak when the Trail Blazers play Memphis.

The Trail Blazers are 17-16 in conference matchups. Portland is seventh in the Western Conference scoring 114.1 points while shooting 44.6% from the field.

The Grizzlies have gone 12-20 against Western Conference opponents. Memphis is 1-6 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Trail Blazers and Grizzlies face off Friday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Enes Kanter leads the Trail Blazers with 11.6 rebounds and averages 11.9 points. CJ McCollum is averaging 21.5 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 45.3% over the last 10 games for Portland.

Jaren Jackson Jr. has shot 36.4% and is averaging 15 points for the Grizzlies. Xavier Tillman is shooting 66.0% and averaging 9.1 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 3-7, averaging 110.8 points, 44.9 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110 points on 46.2% shooting.

Grizzlies: 5-5, averaging 121.9 points, 45.9 rebounds, 29 assists, 8.8 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118 points on 47.5% shooting.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Derrick Jones Jr.: out (hip), Zach Collins: out (ankle).

Grizzlies: Jonas Valanciunas: out (concussion).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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