By Joey Keeran
CBS Sports Radio 1490 The Score
January 5, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Damian LillardÕs return to the Portland lineup was spoiled by Zach RandolphÕs big night as the Blazers dropped a home game 91-78 to the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.Ê
Randolph had 26 points and 18 rebounds off the bench for Memphis and recorded his ninth double-double of the season. The Grizzlies held Portland in check all night and led by as much as 20 points early in the fourth quarter.Ê
The Blazers rallied to within eight points with under six minutes remaining, but ultimately they could never catch up.Ê
Lillard, who missed seven games with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, looked rusty in his return to the floor. He led the Blazers with 17 points, but shot just 4 of 14 from the field. Lillard did make all seven of his free throws.
Next up, Portland will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.