Thursday , Apr , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – April 1

=== Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – April 1 ===

(Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers try to move into a tie with the
Utah Jazz for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference
tonight, as they visit the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center.

Portland and the Denver Nuggets are currently 1/2 game behind the Jazz, who
host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.

This is the second and final meeting meeting of the season between the two
teams. On November 3rd, Philadelphia knocked off the Blazers, 94-83, at the
Rose Garden.

The Blazers finish a three-game road trip tonight. Portland is 1-1 on the
current swing.

On Wednesday, Darius Miles poured in a career-high 31 points on 13-of-17
shooting, as the Trail Blazers defeated the Celtics, 105-98, at the
FleetCenter. Zach Randolph contributed 18 points and 11 rebounds for Portland,
which has won eight of its last 11 contests. Former 76er Theo Ratliff
collected 14 points and eight boards in the win for the Trail Blazers.

Portland is 14-23 on the road this season.