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MarShon Brooks scores 21 as Grizzlies beat Blazers 108-103

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) With a 10-day contract to make an impression, MarShon Brooks got off to a very nice start.

Brooks scored 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter in his first game with Memphis, helping the last-place Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-103 on Wednesday night.

Brooks made each of his four 3-point attempts in the final period in his first NBA appearance since April 16, 2014, with the Lakers. He signed a 10-day contract with Memphis on Tuesday.

''You don't really have time to get comfortable on a 10-day. You just don't,'' Brooks said. ''Thank God I made shots. That helps.''

Brooks, who averaged 36.6 points for the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association this year, was 7 for 12 from the field.

Dillon Brooks had 18 points for the Grizzlies (21-54), who trailed 93-86 with 7 minutes left. Chandler Parsons finished with 15 in Memphis' second straight win.

CJ McCollum led Portland (46-29) with 42 points, and Wade Baldwin IV added 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting.

The Trail Blazers went 3 for 8 at the line in the final 7 minutes. A handful of turnovers in the fourth only made matters worse.

''In the fourth quarter, you have to make free throws,'' Portland coach Terry Stotts said. ''You can't miss free throws, and you have to guard better. You can't give up 32 points in the fourth quarter and have turnovers and missed free throws. Not going to win many games like that.''

Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, who had 41 points in Tuesday's win over New Orleans, was not with the team after the birth of his son.

TIP-INS

Trail Blazers: Played their third game in four days. ... Shabazz Napier started his eighth game of the season in place of Lillard. ... Portland had won seven in a row on the road. ... The Blazers have scored at least 100 points in 18 straight games. ... McCollum's 42 points were his second-highest of the season. He scored 50 on Jan. 31 against Chicago.

Grizzlies: Had not won consecutive games since a three-game winning streak from Jan. 15-19. ... Jarell Martin had a career-high 14 rebounds. ... Of Memphis' 21 victories this season, 11 have come against teams currently in playoff spots.

PLAYOFF WATCH

The Trail Blazers hold a two-game lead over fourth-place Oklahoma City in the Western Conference standings.

DRAFT WATCH

The Grizzlies moved into a tie with Atlanta for the second-worst record in the NBA. The Hawks lost Wednesday night to Minnesota. Both still have a better record than the Phoenix Suns.

LAST WORD

''He's a bucket-getter.'' - Memphis interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff on MarShon Brooks.

UP NEXT

Trail Blazers: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday

Grizzlies: Play the Jazz in Utah on Friday.

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Key Players
C. McCollum
3 SG
M. Gasol
33 C
33.7 Min. Per Game 33.7
17.6 Pts. Per Game 17.6
4.2 Ast. Per Game 4.2
8.4 Reb. Per Game 8.4
45.1 Field Goal % 41.4
44.7 Three Point % 41.4
83.7 Free Throw % 83.3
  Defensive rebound by JaMychal Green 0:01
  Pat Connaughton missed 3-pt. floating jump shot 0:04
  Defensive rebound by Pat Connaughton 0:08
  JaMychal Green missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:08
  JaMychal Green missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:08
  Team rebound 0:08
  Personal foul on Pat Connaughton 0:08
  Defensive rebound by JaMychal Green 0:08
  CJ McCollum missed jump shot 0:10
+ 1 2nd of 2 free throws 0:15
+ 1 1st of 2 free throws 0:15
Team Stats
Points 103 108
Field Goals 38-79 (48.1%) 41-84 (48.8%)
3-Pointers 8-30 (26.7%) 13-25 (52.0%)
Free Throws 19-30 (63.3%) 13-23 (56.5%)
Total Rebounds 48 57
Offensive 8 11
Defensive 30 35
Team 10 11
Assists 15 23
Steals 7 7
Blocks 8 2
Turnovers 12 15
Fouls 20 24
Technicals 0 0
42 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST
18 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Trail Blazers 46-29 28302322103
home team logo Grizzlies 21-54 20332332108
Team Stats
away team logo Trail Blazers 46-29 105.5 PPG 43.5 RPG 19.0 APG
home team logo Grizzlies 21-54 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
C. McCollum SG 21.4 PPG 4.0 RPG 3.4 APG 44.3 FG%
M. Brooks SG 20.1 PPG 3.1 RPG 3.6 APG 50.0 FG%
Top Scorers
C. McCollum SG 42 PTS 3 REB 5 AST
M. Brooks SG 21 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
48.1 FG% 48.8
26.7 3PT FG% 52.0
63.3 FT% 56.5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. McCollum 36 42 3 5 1 0 2 2 16/25 3/7 7/9 0 3 54 +1
J. Nurkic 27 12 8 2 3 3 1 2 5/6 0/0 2/4 4 4 29 -6
S. Napier 27 8 1 2 1 0 1 2 2/11 1/6 3/4 0 1 13 -1
A. Aminu 28 5 6 0 1 0 3 2 2/9 0/6 1/2 0 6 9 -6
E. Turner 29 5 4 0 0 1 1 4 2/9 0/3 1/2 1 3 9 -21
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. McCollum 36 42 3 5 1 0 2 2 16/25 3/7 7/9 0 3 54 +1
J. Nurkic 27 12 8 2 3 3 1 2 5/6 0/0 2/4 4 4 29 -6
S. Napier 27 8 1 2 1 0 1 2 2/11 1/6 3/4 0 1 13 -1
A. Aminu 28 5 6 0 1 0 3 2 2/9 0/6 1/2 0 6 9 -6
E. Turner 29 5 4 0 0 1 1 4 2/9 0/3 1/2 1 3 9 -21
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
W. Baldwin IV 20 15 4 2 0 0 0 2 5/6 1/1 4/7 0 4 23 -2
Z. Collins 22 10 2 1 0 1 2 1 4/6 2/3 0/0 1 1 13 +6
E. Davis 19 3 6 1 0 1 1 1 1/2 0/0 1/2 1 5 11 +1
P. Connaughton 27 3 4 2 1 2 1 4 1/5 1/4 0/0 1 3 13 +3
M. Harkless - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Leonard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Lillard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Layman - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Wilcox - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Swanigan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Papagiannis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 103 38 15 7 8 12 20 38/79 8/30 19/30 8 30 174 -25
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Brooks 29 18 6 2 2 0 2 3 6/12 1/3 5/8 2 4 28 +4
M. Gasol 21 8 3 6 2 0 2 2 3/8 1/3 1/2 0 3 23 +1
M. Chalmers 19 8 4 2 0 0 3 3 3/5 2/2 0/0 1 3 13 +14
J. Martin 29 7 14 2 0 0 0 2 3/6 0/0 1/2 3 11 25 +9
J. Green 29 6 8 2 0 1 1 4 2/8 0/3 2/4 2 6 18 +14
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Brooks 29 18 6 2 2 0 2 3 6/12 1/3 5/8 2 4 28 +4
M. Gasol 21 8 3 6 2 0 2 2 3/8 1/3 1/2 0 3 23 +1
M. Chalmers 19 8 4 2 0 0 3 3 3/5 2/2 0/0 1 3 13 +14
J. Martin 29 7 14 2 0 0 0 2 3/6 0/0 1/2 3 11 25 +9
J. Green 29 6 8 2 0 1 1 4 2/8 0/3 2/4 2 6 18 +14
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Parsons 18 15 3 2 1 0 0 2 6/12 3/7 0/0 1 2 23 -9
W. Selden Jr. 23 10 1 2 1 0 2 1 4/8 1/1 1/3 1 0 14 -1
K. Simmons 28 8 0 3 0 0 4 1 4/7 0/1 0/0 0 0 10 -9
D. Davis 18 7 6 0 0 0 0 5 3/6 0/0 1/2 0 6 13 -6
M. Conley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Brooks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Henry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Teague - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. McLemore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Harrison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Rabb - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Weber - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 214 108 46 23 7 2 15 24 41/84 13/25 13/23 11 35 167 +17