STEVEN ADAMS RETURNING FROM INJURY
After Steven Adams suffered a Jaw injury vs Utah Jazz on Nov 1, he returned and stuffed the stat sheets with a double-double two days later. As a result, Grizzlies were able to fend off the red hot Trailblazers from a late game rally for a 111-106 victory.
Steven Adams boxing out | Photo credit: Getty Images
Adams had a strong overall performance in the win, adding two blocks and a season-high five assists to his double-double in points and rebounds. Adams has never known to be a shot-blocker, but this season he has blocked at least one shot in 7 games out of 8. He is on track to average a career-high 1.5 blocks per game.
IN THIS GAME
INJURY REPORT AND DNP:
MEMPHIS: Desmond Bane (Questionable, Ankle Soreness), Jake LaRavia (Questionable, Left Shoulder Soreness, Steven Adams (Questionable, Jaw soreness), Ziaire Williams (Out, Patellar Tendinitis) Jaren Jackson Jr. (Out, Right Foot Surgery Recovery), Danny Green (Out, Left Knee Surgery Recovery)
PORTLAND: Damian Lillard (Out, calf), Josh Hart (Questionable, concussion protocol), Gary Payton II (Out, abdominal), Trendon Watford (Out, hip flexor), Oliver Sarr (Out, wrist)
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