The Trail Blazers blew a 17-point lead en route to a heartbreaking loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night at FedEx Forum. They dropped to 28-32 on the season.

Turning point: The Blazers were seemingly cruising to a convincing road victory midway through the third quarter as their defense was (surprisingly) stout and their offense was on cruise control against one of the NBA’s top defensive teams. After LaMarcus Aldridge made two free throws with 6:05 left in the third, the Blazers held a comfortable 63-46 lead. But Memphis closed with an emphatic 19-4 run to gain momentum. The Blazers never recovered.

A Bayless attack: Jerryd Bayless, the former Blazers first-round draft pick, burned his former team Wednesday night with a blistering second-half performance that helped Memphis overcome the lopsided deficit. After a scoreless first half, Bayless scored 13 points in the second, hitting clutch threes and back-breaking pull-up jumpers. All the while, his on-ball defense on Blazers point guards, particularly rookie Damian Lillard, was suffocating. Bayless entered the second half with 5:52 remaining in the third quarter and the Grizzlies reeled off that game-changing 19-4 run to creep back into the game.