Randolph continues to shine for Portland
(Sports Network) – Zach Randolph was not named to the Western Conference
All-Star team as a reserve, but could still be added as a replacement for one
of the injured players who will not be able to participate in the contest.
Randolph is having an excellent season for the Trail Blazers. The Michigan
State product leads Portland in scoring (23.8 ppg) and rebounding (10.4 rpg).
He has collected 28 double-doubles this season and has scored in double-digits
in 46 of 48 games.
The Phoenix Suns conclude a short two-game road trip when they visit the
Trail Blazers on Tuesday at the Rose Garden. It is the fourth and final
meeting of the season between the squads. The Suns won the three previous
contests and try and sweep the season-series for the second time in three
Phoenix has won five in a row and nine of the last 10 contests against the
Trail Blazers. The Suns have won two straight and four of their last five at
The Trail Blazers, who wrap up a two-game homestand against Phoenix, attempt
to halt a two-game losing streak. Ben Gordon scored 33 points, as the Bulls
downed the Trail Blazers, 88-86, on Saturday at the Rose Garden.
Randolph scored 27 points in the loss to Chicago for the Trail Blazers, who
have lost three of their last four games overall. Rookie Brandon Roy and
Jarrett Jack both scored 16 points, while Juan Dixon ended with 11 points off
the bench in defeat.
Portland is 12-13 at home this season. After Tuesday’s contest, the Trail
Blazers embark on a four-game road trip. They will visit Charlotte,
Washington, Miami and Orlando.
The Trail Blazers are 9-4 when they score 100 or more points this season. They
have reached the century mark in three of their last five contests.