Portland overwhelms Santi Aldama’s Grizzlies


The Memphis Grizzlies of Spanish power forward Santi Aldama suffered their fourth consecutive defeat in the NBA in the visit of the Portland Trail Blazers to the FedExForum (92-122), a game in which the local franchise paid dearly for the absence of important men like Derrick Rose, Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane, Marcus Smart or Brandon Clarke.

The Tennessee team went into the break six points down, but a horrible second half, with partial scores of 27-40 and 20-31, made it easy for Portland, with Canadian point guard Dalano Banton as the leader in attack (19 points), to take the game with a 30-point difference.

For his part, Aldama was a starter on a team led by forward Jake LaRavia (21 points). The Canary Islander spent 27 minutes on the court, in which he had time to score six points, capture eight rebounds, offer an assist and put up a block.