Sunday , Nov , 07 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Blazers fine Randolph for missing team flight

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers fined forward Zach
Randolph Sunday for missing the team flight to Toronto.

Even though Randolph arrived fashionably late in Toronto, it didn’t stop him
from pouring in a game-high 33 points along with 15 rebounds in Portland’s
101-97 defeat. Randolph was fined and forced to pay his own way for missing
the team flight Saturday to Toronto because he overslept.

Randolph said he woke up late, citing an alarm malfunction. He woke up 45
minutes after the team departed Saturday morning.

The NBA’s Most Improved Player last season was awarded a six-year, $84
million contract extension last week.

Randolph was the Blazers’ leading scorer and rebounder last year, averaging a
double-double with 20.1 points and 10.5 rebounds.

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