Friday , Dec , 10 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – December 10

=== Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – December 10 ===

(Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers visit the struggling Utah Jazz
at the Delta Center tonight for the first of a home-and-home set.

The teams will meet once again Sunday at the Rose Garden.

Last season, the Trail Blazers and the Jazz split four games during the
regular season. Overall, Portland has won two of the last three meetings. The
Blazers have lost eight of 12 and 17 of their last 22 at Utah.

Portland comes into tonight’s game having won three of its last five. On
Thursday, Shareef Abdur-Rahim drained a game-winning three-pointer as time
expired to lift the Trail Blazers to an 89-87 win over the Boston Celtics at
the Rose Garden.

Zach Randolph finished with 22 points and 17 rebounds in Thursday’s win for
the Blazers, who ended a two-game slide. Abdur-Rahim ended with 15 points and
14 boards for Portland, which outrebounded the Celtics 62-39.

Randolph has scord in double-digits in all 17 of Portland’s games this season.
He has registered three straight double-doubles and 10 on the season.

The Blazers are 3-5 on the road this season.

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