Lillard, Blazers to face the Grizzlies in the play-in tournament

Photo: AP/David Zalubowski

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers survived the Brooklyn Nets in a late thriller (134-133) and will face the Memphis Grizzlies in the play-in tournament.

Lillard was unstoppable for another night with 42 points (13/22 shooting, 8/14 from beyond the arc) and 12 assists, while CJ McCollum added 25 points and Jusuf Nurkic 22 points and 10 rebounds.

The Blazers finished eighth and will play the Grizzlies for the final playoff spot in the West.

If Portland wins, they will advance to the postseason. For its part, Memphis has to beat its opponents twice to reach the playoffs.

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