August 15, 2020 NBA Recap

Who Got It Done

The play-in game was a competitive and hotly contested affair. The phrase “ they left it all out there” , like several others, is one that severely overused in sports but it truly applies Saturday afternoon. Though it looked like the Portland Trail Blazers were going to run the Memphis Grizzlies all the way out of the gym in the early going, we ended up being treated to the type of a game that featured a level of emotion and intensity that was devoid in a majority of the bubble games.

Portland now moves on to face the Los Angeles. As for the Grizzlies, this was a season that far surpassed initial expectations and they could have a bright future to build upon.

Damian Lillard
3121014-14 ft
Jonas Valančiūnas
Jusuf Nurkić
222162 stl, 2 blk
CJ McCollum
29312 stl
Brandon Clarke
20432 blk

Yesterday’s Score

Memphis Grizzlies (34-39)122
Portland Trail Blazers (35-39)126
PTS J.Morant-MEM – 35
TRB J.Nurkić-POR – 21

Playoff Matchups

Western Conference

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) Portland Trail Blazers
Game 1: Tuesday, August 18, 9 PM ET

(2) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (7) Dallas Mavericks
Game 1: Monday, August 17, 9 PM ET

(3) Denver Nuggets vs. (6) Utah Jazz
Game 1: Monday, August 17, 1:30 PM ET

(4) Houston Rockets vs. (5) Oklahoma City Thunder
Game 1: Tuesday, August 18, 6:30 PM ET

Eastern Conference

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (8) Orlando Magic
Game 1: Tuesday, August 18, 1:30 PM ET

(2) Toronto Raptors vs. (7) Brooklyn Nets
Game 1: Monday, August 17, 4 PM ET

(3) Boston Celtics vs. (6) Philadelphia 76ers
Game 1: Monday, August 17, 6:30 PM ET

(4) Indiana Pacers vs. (5) Miami Heat
Game 1: Tuesday, August 18, 4 PM ET

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