Blazers pound short-fused Warriors
Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Brandon Roy scored 26 points and Zach
Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds as Portland used a strong third quarter
to romp Golden State, 106-87.
Ime Udoka added 15 points for the Trail Blazers, who ended a seven-game losing
streak to Golden State.
Al Harrington had 16 points and seven rebounds while Jason Richardson had 14
points and five assists for the Warriors, who saw their three-game winning
streak come to an end.
Golden State’s volatile guard Stephen Jackson, angry after committing a
turnover, threw the ball in the direction of an official in the third quarter
and was promptly ejected. On top of that, Baron Davis, the Warriors’ leading
scorer, was a late scratch from the game with a knee injury.
Leading by seven at halftime, the Trail Blazers exploded in the third quarter
to win going away.
Golden State got within two early in the quarter and after a Monta Ellis three
brought the Warriors within 62-59, Portland ripped off 16 straight points,
capped by a Udoka three, to grab a 78-59 advantage with just over five
minutes to play.
A pair of Travis Outlaw free throws gave Portland a 23-point lead and the
Trail Blazers carried a 87-66 lead into the fourth quarter. Golden State never
threatened in the final period as Portland coasted to the victory.
Portland led 27-25 after the opening 12 minutes before taking a 52-45 lead
into the locker room.
Ellis and Matt Barnes finished with 11 points apiece for the Warriors…Golden
State is a dismal 7-26 on the road this season.