Friday , Jan , 30 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Atlanta Hawks Team Report – January 30

=== Atlanta Hawks Team Report – January 30 ===

(Sports Network) – The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Portland Trail Blazers,
93-85, on Thursday at Philips Arena.

Stephen Jackson paced the Hawks with 15 points and six assists. Jason Terry
netted 14 points and Nazr Mohammed contributed 13 points and eight boards for
Atlanta, which has lost two in a row and eight of its last 12 games. Shareef
Abdur-Rahim collected 13 points and seven rebounds in the loss.

The Trail Blazers opened the third quarter with a 20-6 burst, highlighted by
11 points from Rasheed 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 Abdur-Rahim with 6:09 left.

Derek 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.

Jackson has scored in double digits in nine straight and 15 of the last 16
games. He is averaging 18.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in his last seven

The Hawks are off until Saturday when they host Michael Redd and Central
Division rival Milwaukee.