Saturday , Nov , 18 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Nets host Blazers at the swamp

(Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers try to halt a four-game losing
streak tonight against the New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena.

Portland is 0-3 so far on a four-game road trip and suffered a 118-90 loss
against the Boston Celtics at TD Banknorth Garden.

Zach Randolph led the Trail Blazers with 23 points on 6-of-14 shooting with 12
rebounds and Ime Udoka had 14 points. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 12 points and
Juan Dixon added 11 in defeat for Portland, which is 1-5 on the road this

The Nets, meanwhile, have won two straight and three of their last four games,
including Friday’s 100-91 win over the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Vince Carter had 28 points and seven rebounds to lead the Nets. Nenad Krstic
added 18 points and seven boards, while Jason Kidd chipped in 17 points, nine
rebounds and six assists in the winning effort.

Portland and New Jersey split a pair of games last season.

The Blazers have won four of the last six meetings in the series, but have
dropped two straight and four of the last five trips to Continental Airlines