Tuesday , Jan , 11 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – January 11

=== Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – January 11 ===

(Sports Network) – The struggling Portland Trail Blazers continued their six-
game road trip on Monday, as the long-distance shooting of Nick Van Exel and
Damon Stoudamire was blazing hot, as the Portland guards combined for 50
points in a 109-100 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia

Van Exel had a season-high 28 points on 8-of-13 shooting from three-point
distance, while Stoudamire hit 5-of-10 from behind the arc en route to 22
points as the Blazers snapped a season-long four-game losing streak.

Also netting double figures for the Blazers, who have won just two of their
last eight games, were Zach Randolph, who scored 18 points, and Ruben
Patterson, who added 13. Derek Anderson and Joel Przybilla, who collected
eight rebounds, contributed 10 points apiece.

Portland finished the game shooting 48 percent from the field, including 14-
of-26 from three-point distance.

The veteran Van Exel has scored 20 or more points just three times this
season. He is averaging 9.3 points and 3.2 assists in 30 games for the Trail

The Blazers are off until Wednesday when they visit the Washington Wizards at
the MCI Center. The teams are scheduled to play once more this season, as
Portland will host the Wizards on March 28th at the Rose Garden.