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NBA playoffs: Grizzlies knock out Trail Blazers, 99-93
NBA playoffs: Grizzlies knock out Trail Blazers, 99-93

Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers, 99-93, on Wednesday night in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies reached the West semifinals for the third time in five years. They will play Game 1 on Sunday at Golden State. Memphis closed out Portland in five games despite not having point guard Mike Conley for a second straight game as he recovers from surgery to repair broken bones near his left eye. Courtney Lee added 20 points for Memphis, Zach Randolph had 16 and Jeff Green added 10 off the bench. C.J. McCollum led Portland with a career-high 33 points. Damian Lillard had 22 points,...

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