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2009-04-22 00:44:42

Brandon Roy pumped in 42 points to carry Portland to a 107-103 win over Houston, evening the playoff series between the Trail Blazers and Rockets at 1-1. Roy scored a dozen points in the fourth quarter, which included an 11-1 stretch run by the Blazers, and also pulled down seven rebounds for the game. Portland outscored Houston in the fourth quarter, which began with the game tied 73-73. Roy hit a free throw and Aaron Brooks scored on a three-pointer to put Portland ahead 105-103 with 1.5...

2009-04-14 00:45:22

Travis Outlaw had 21 points and five rebounds and Brandon Roy scored 20 Monday in the Portland Trail Blazers' 113-83 trouncing of Oklahoma City. Greg Oden had 16 points and nine rebounds, Rudy Fernandez had 14 points and Channing Frye scored 11 for Portland, which has won nine of its last 10 games and is tied with the Houston Rockets for third in the West. Portland is at home Wednesday against Denver in the regular-season finale for both teams. Earl Watson scored 16 points for Oklahoma City....

2009-04-12 00:57:59

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points and the Portland Trail Blazers continued their playoff push Saturday with an 87-72 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers. A 29-14 second period gave Portland a 46-31 halftime advantage, and from that point, Los Angeles barely stayed competitive. Aldridge also had nine rebounds. Brandon Roy scored 15 with three rebounds and four assists, Rudy Fernandez scored 13 with four rebounds, and Joel Przybilla scored 10 with 14 rebounds for Portland. Steve Blake added 10...

2009-04-03 22:36:18

A big game by LaMarcus Aldridge Friday led the Portland Trail Blazers to the brink of a playoff berth with a 107-72 whipping of Oklahoma City. Aldridge scored 35 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. The 35-point victory came on the heels of a 21-point win over Utah Tuesday. One more win by Portland or a loss by Phoenix during the rest of the regular season would give the Trail Blazers a post-season spot. Phoenix was in action late Friday against Sacramento. Brandon Roy contributed 15 points for...

2009-03-27 00:19:31

LaMarcus Aldridge was one of three Portland players with at least 20 points Thursday and the Trail Blazers handed Phoenix a critical 129-109 setback. The Suns had won seven in a row coming into the contest, but the loss left them 3 ½ games behind Dallas for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference. Aldridge scored 29 points, Brandon Roy had 26 and Rudy Fernandez 23, lifting Portland to within a game of Denver at the top of the Northwest Division. The Trail...

2009-03-16 22:24:10

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points and Brandon Roy had 20 Monday night to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 103-92 win over Memphis. Travis Outlaw added 18 points and Steve Blake and Joel Przybilla each scored 13, with Przybilla also getting 13 rebounds for Portland, which has won four of its last six games. O.J. Mayo had 21 points for the Grizzlies, who have lost 11 of their last 13 games. Mike Conley added 20 points and Rudy Gay had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis. Portland broke...

2009-03-05 00:11:19

Brandon Roy made two free throws with a second remaining Wednesday, giving Portland a 107-105 win over Indiana. Portland defeated the Pacers for the first time in 10 tries thanks to a foul by T.J. Ford on Roy. After the two winning foul shots, Jarrett Jack missed a desperation 3-pointer. Both teams came into the game on a two-game winning streak. Roy led the way with 28 points and both LaMarcus Aldridge and Travis Outlaw added 21 points for the Trail Blazers. Indiana overcame a late...

2009-02-22 20:35:58

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 of his 28 points in the first quarter Sunday, leading a 116-87 Portland Trail Blazers romp over the Los Angeles Clippers. The opening quarter, which ended with Portland ahead by 22 points, also featured an NBA record-tying 14 assists by the Blazers' Steve Blake, who totaled 17 assists for the game. Blake tied John Lucas for the most assists in a quarter. Lucas had 14 for San Antonio in the second quarter of a 1984 game against Denver. Brandon Roy added 20 points...

2009-02-20 23:53:07

Brandon Roy scored 27 points Friday night and the Portland Trail Blazers dominated the second half to defeat Atlanta 108-98. The Trail Blazers led by as many as 17 in the fourth quarter while improving their home record this season to 22-5. Only Cleveland, Boston and the Los Angeles Lakers have fewer home losses than Portland. Portland led by only three at halftime, but steadily pulled away during the final two quarters to leave the Hawks with a 2-2 mark on their six-game road trip. LaMarcus...

2009-02-08 20:00:31

Brandon Roy's last-second layup gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 109-108 victory Sunday over the New York Knicks. Roy took an inbounds pass and drove to the basket, scoring as time ran out. Travis Outlaw topped the Blazers' scoring with 23 points. Roy had 19, Greg Oden 17 and LaMarcus Aldridge 16. David Lee scored 29 points for the Knicks, who have lost four straight games. Nate Robinson and Al Harrington added 19 points each and Tim Thomas had 17 for New York.


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