Trail Blaz­ers snap 6-game los­ing streak

The Pak Banker - - International3 -

PORT­LAND: Wes­ley Matthews had 26 points and the Port­land Trail Blaz­ers snapped a six-game los­ing streak with a 100-91 vic­tory over the Los An­ge­les Clip­pers on Sun­day night af­ter nearly blow­ing a 22point lead. Bran­don Roy added 14 points, Nicolas Ba­tum had 13 points and a ca­reer-high 13 re­bounds, and Mar­cus Camby added 12 points and a sea­son­high 19 re­bounds for the Blaz­ers. The six-game los­ing streak was Port­land's long­est since it dropped the fi­nal eight games of the 2005-06 sea­son.

Matthews, signed as a free agent from Utah in the off­sea­son, started in place of Ba­tum at small for­ward for the fourth straight game and has scored 23 or more in four of the last five games. Eric Gor­don led the Clip­pers, 0-10 on the road, with 24 points. Blake Grif­fin had 21 points and 15 re­bounds, his eighth straight dou­ble-dou­ble. The rookie for­ward also sti­fled LaMar­cus Aldridge, who had just four points and five re­bounds be­fore foul­ing out. Baron Davis had 14 points, eight as­sists and six re­bounds.

The Clip­pers trailed by 22 points at half­time but came back to cut the lead to three in the fourth. Ra­sual But­ler hit two 3point­ers to cut it to 92-89 with 1:29 left. With un­der a minute, the Clip­pers had a fast break with the chance to cut into the lead or tie, but An­dre Miller ripped the ball away from Ryan Gomes. -Afp

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