Saturday , Feb , 21 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – February 21

=== Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – February 21 ===

(Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers try to win their third
straight game tonight as they welcome All-Star Paul Pierce and the struggling
Boston Celtics to the Rose Garden.

This is the first meeting of the season between the two squads. In 2002-03,
the teams split a pair of games, as each club picked up a victory on the road.

On Friday, Zach Randolph scored 19 points, including the game-winning basket
with 1.8 seconds left, as Portland edged the Golden State Warriors, 94-93, at
the Arena.

Derek Anderson added 16 points and Damon Stoudamire contributed 15 points,
grabbed nine rebounds and handed out seven assists for the Trail Blazers, who
have won two straight games following a three-game losing streak.

Darius Miles had 14 points and Theo Ratliff grabbed 11 boards in the win.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, who was acquired along with Ratliff last week from
Atlanta, scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Portland.

The Blazers, who have won three of their last five as the host, are 17-10 at
home this season.