Sunday , Apr , 02 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Blazers try to halt 10-game skid in Seattle

=== Blazers try to halt 10-game skid in Seattle ===

(Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers are currently trapped in a
season-high 10-game slide and will try to right the ship tonight against
Seattle at KeyArena.

Portland, which went 0-4 on its latest homestand, suffered a 102-89 loss to
the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.

Zach Randolph scored 24 points for the Trail Blazers, who have lost 14 of
their last 15 games and 20 of 22. Martell Webster scored 23 points, while
Jarrett Jack added 12 points in the setback.

The Trail Blazers will take their woes to the road where they have lost 11 in
a row. Portland is only 6-30 away from the Rose Garden this season.

Meanwhile, the SuperSonics will resume a three-game homestand against the
Blazers. Seattle has dropped two in a row overall and is 0-1 on the stand
after Friday’s 106-93 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Ray Allen scored a team-high 29 points and snatched eight rebounds, while
Chris Wilcox totaled 16 points and seven rebounds for the Sonics, who will
close out the homestand versus Houston on Tuesday.

Seattle is 3-1 in its last four home games and 18-18 as the host in 2005-06.

The season series between Portland and Seattle is tied at a game apiece.
Portland snapped a four-game losing streak in the series with a 116-111 win on
January 30.

Seattle has won six of the last 10 meetings with Portland, which has won five
of nine at the SuperSonics.