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Arron Afflalo Says He'll Play in Game 3

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Portland is getting a shooting guard back. Will he arrive in time to save the series?

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Lewis Johnson of TNT Broadcasting reported during tonight's Portland Trail Blazers-Memphis Grizzlies game that Trail Blazers shooting guard Arron Afflalo was vowing to play in Game 3 of the series on Saturday Night. Afflalo has been sidelined with a shoulder strain and did not dress for either of Portland's first two games in Memphis, both of which the Blazers lost.

Mike Richman of the Oregonian confirms:

CJ McCollum started at shooting guard in Afflalo's absence in Game 1, scoring 2 points in 37 minutes. Allen Crabbe started in Game 2 tonight, putting up 3 points in 23 minutes.

Afflalo averaged 11 points in 30 minutes per game for the Blazers this season.