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Trail Blazers can't close the gap in Memphis

The road wasn't friendly to the Trail Blazers this time around, as Portland dropped both their games of the back-to-back trip, falling to the Grizzlies in Memphis 104-111 on Wednesday night. It was the first meeting in a pivotal matchup between the two teams as they jockey for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference heading into the All-Star break.

Compounding the disappointment was the fact that Damian Lillard exited the game in the final minutes with a non-contact injury that the team is calling a right groin strain. Lillard will undergo an MRI tomorrow, but said after the game he would sit out this weekend's All-Star Game and Three Point Contest in Chicago.