Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – February 24
=== Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – February 24 ===
(Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers try to increase their winning
streak to a season-high five games tonight when they visit the Orlando Magic
at TD Waterhouse Centre.
Portland won four in a row earlier this season from January 26-31.
The Trail Blazers have not won five consecutive games since January 20-28,
The Blazers have won eight straight over the Magic, who last defeated Portland
on March 20, 1998 in Orlando.
Portland plays the second of its four-game road trip tonight. On Monday, Zach
Randolph scored 22 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, as the Trail
Blazers beat the Miami Heat, 89-81, at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Derek Anderson finished with 20 points and Damon Stoudamire netted 18 points
for Portland, which won its fourth straight to reach the .500 mark (28-28) for
the first time since December 31.
The Blazers are 3-15 when they allow at least 100 points this season.
Randolph has scored in double digits in 20 of his last 22 games. He is
averaging 24.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in his last two contests.
Portland, which has won two straight and eight of its last 10 on the road, is
10-18 as the visitor this season.