Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – January 30
=== Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – January 30 ===
(Sports Network) – Zach Randolph scored 22 points and pulled down 12
rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers past the Atlanta Hawks, 93-85, on
Thursday at Philips Arena.
Rasheed Wallace chipped in 20 points and six boards for Portland, which has
won three straight and four of its last five contests. Darius Miles had 16
points and Derek Anderson added 15 for the Trail Blazers.
The Trail Blazers opened the third quarter with a 20-6 burst, highlighted by
11 points from Wallace, to grab a 57-48 lead.
Portland’s advantage reached 11 at 68-57 on a dunk by Ruben Patterson early in
the fourth quarter. The Hawks then stormed back and cut the deficit to 74-72
on two free throws by Shareef Abdur-Rahim with 6:09 left.
Anderson then sank a three-pointer to ignite an 11-3 spurt that staked the
Trail Blazers to a commanding 85-75 lead with 1:26 remaining. The margin
reached as many as 12 in the closing seconds.
Randolph has scored in double digits in 10 straight games. He is averaging 10
rebounds per game in that span.
The Blazers are off until Saturday when they host the Chicago Bulls.