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The Bucks staved off elimination and revealed a franchise with brighter days ahead, Bradford Doolittle writes.

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ESPN.com's NBA Front Office convenes to discuss the firing of Scott Brooks by the Oklahoma City Thunder. What is the way forward for OKC, and what type of replacement should they target?

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Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Damian Lillard on his team coming back from 3-0 series deficit: "It’s not impossible.” True. It’s just never been done.

Blazers Video: Nicolas Batum with 27 pts, but LaMarcus Aldridge makes just 6-of-18 FG in Game 3 loss to Grizzlies

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Grizzlies Highlight: Marc Gasol 25 pts, team takes 3-0 series lead over Blazers, but Mike Conley suffers facial injury

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Dave Tuley @ViewFromVegas

Grizzlies beat Trail Blazers 115-109 to take 3-0 lead...ViewFromVegas is they did it as 3.5-pt road dogs & +145 on ML (went over 189.5) #NBA

Grizzlies Game 3 win comes at a cost

Memphis led near wire to wire, taking a 3-0 series lead on the back of a 115-109 win. But an errant C.J. McCollum elbow took out Mike Conley in the third quarter, making his future status uncertain. Box score

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Portland now has four players with 20-plus points: Batum (27), Lillard (22), Aldridge and McCollum (21). Rare in (likely) a losing effort.

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Bad time for the Blazers' transition defense to fall asleep. Tony Allen leaks out for a layup and it's a nine-point game with 1:14 left.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

5-0 spurt brings the Blazers back within seven with 4:08 remaining. Hope of avoiding a 3-0 deficit still alive.

Mike Conley ruled out of game

Mike Conley is done for the night. Conley has left Moda Center and is going to a local medical facility for further review of his swollen left eye. The Grizzlies are up 8 points midway through the fourth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Everything going Grizzlies' way

When it's your night, it's your night. Jeff Green closed the third quarter with this bumbling, fumbling circus shot in the air that somehow found the bottom of the basket.

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Conley doubtful to return

An update from ESPN's Chris Broussard reveals that Portland's trainers do not believe Mike Conley's nose is broken but his left eye and orbital area is swollen and pretty heavily damaged. Conley hasn't been ruled out of the game but is doubtful to return. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Grizzlies up 10 entering 4th. Conley still not on the bench. Crucial stretch right here. Blazers desperately trying to make it a series.

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When Mike Conley Jr. is on the floor, Grizzlies have outscored the Blazers by 14 points. They are -4 when he’s off.

Blazers fighting to stay relevant
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Nineteen of Portland's 26 third-quarter points came from either LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum. Those three will need to burn even brighter in the final period as the Grizzlies still lead by 10 points. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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