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Rick Bowmer, Associated Press
Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) goes to the basket as Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph, right, defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Portland, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nicolas Batum had 24 points and the new-look Portland Trail Blazers held off the Memphis Grizzlies 97-93 on Thursday night.

Jamal Crawford had 17 points, including four clutch free throws in the final seconds for the Blazers, who snapped a two-game skid to even to 2-2 under interim head coach Kaleb Canales.

Marc Gasol's layup narrowed it to 91-88 with 2:15 to go. Neither side could get a shot to fall as time wound down, but Wesley Matthews made free throws for Portland before Mike Conley's 3-pointer kept the Grizzlies close at 93-91.

Crawford's two free throws with 13 seconds left gave Portland some cushion, and after O.J. Mayo made a layup for the Grizzlies, Crawford added two more.

Rudy Gay missed a 3 at the buzzer for Memphis.