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Tickets to see the Portland Trail Blazers are selling at surprisingly low prices even though the team is playing playoff basketball.
Ron Artest scored 27 points Thursday and Houston rolled to a 92-76 win over Portland that put the Rockets into the second round of the playoffs. Houston held the Trail Blazers to 37 points in the first half and Portland went quietly the rest of the way. The Rockets eliminated Portland in six games and earned a second-round meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Portland parlayed a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter into an 88-77 win over Houston Tuesday to remain alive in their Western Conference quarterfinals. Brandon Roy scored eight of his 25 points in the final quarter as the Blazers turned a 68-64 deficit into a 79-68 lead. Houston battled back to grab a four-point lead with 9:30 to play, but the Portland took the lead for good on a free throw by Steve Blake and three-pointers by Travis Outlaw and Roy with less than 5 minutes remaining. I've never...
Yao Ming had 21 points and 12 rebounds Sunday to lead Houston to an 89-88 win over Portland and a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference playoff series. Yao bounced back from two consecutive substandard performances -- 11 points in Game 2 and seven points in Game 3 -- to help get the Rockets within one win their first post-season series win since 1997.
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.
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.
Travis Outlaw's two free throws with 18 seconds left Friday expanded Portland's lead to seven and the Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 106-98. The Lakers went cold down the stretch, with Kobe Bryant missing two 3-pointers and turning the ball over as well in the final minute. Portland won its 51st game of the season and stayed within a half game of San Antonio in the race for the No.
Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge led a stunning comeback Wednesday that brought Portland a 95-83 victory over San Antonio. The Trail Blazers won in San Antonio for the first time in 12 tries and downed the Spurs for only the fourth time in their last 24 meetings overall. San Antonio fell back into a tie with idle Houston for first place in the Southwest Division.
Travis Outlaw banked in the go-ahead basket with 13.3 seconds left Tuesday, completing Portland's 96-93 rally win over Memphis. Portland, which trailed by as many as 18 points in the game, is a half-game behind Houston for the fourth seed in the West after its fifth victory in six games. Brandon Roy scored eight of his 24 points in the final 2 minutes.
Orlando's Dwight Howard and Dallas's Jason Kidd were selected the NBA players of the week, the league announced Monday. Howard, for the second consecutive week, was the player of the week for the Eastern Conference while Kidd took the Western Conference award for games played March 30-April 5. Howard averaged 23.7 points, 15.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks last week while the Magic was going 3-1.
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