New Jersey 89, Portland 96

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 15, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #67 John Goble, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 20441

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Jersey 26 27 23 13 89
Portland 18 28 28 22 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 10-30 7-10 3-20 L5
Portland 21-20 13-5 8-15 W1

Recap

LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists while Nicolas Batum scored 23 as the Portland Trail Blazers earned a 96-89 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night at the Rose Garden.

Andre Miller had 19 points on 8-for-14 shooting to go with eight assists for Portland (21-20), which snapped a three-game losing streak and sent the Nets (10-30) to their fifth consecutive loss and eighth in a row on the road.

New Jersey appeared ready to snap the streak, trading baskets with the Blazers throughout the fourth. Aldridge missed two free throws with 4:39 left and the Nets went up 87-86 on Sasha Vujacic's jumper from the top of the key. Neither team scored for the next 2:23 until Aldridge’s slam gave Portland an 88-87 edge it never relinquished.

Two ensuing  free throws by Batum and a basket by Wesley Matthews pushed the lead to 92-87.

Brook Lopez scored 32 points on 12-for-19 shooting for the Nets, who were just 2 of 12 on 3-pointers. Vujacic had 13 points and Travis Outlaw scored 11.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Portland
Brook Lopez 32 Scoring LaMarcus Aldridge 27
Devin Harris 6 Assists Andre Miller 8
Kris Humphries 10 Rebounds Marcus Camby 10
Brook Lopez 8 Free Throws Made LaMarcus Aldridge 9
Devin Harris 2 Steals Wesley Matthews 3
Kris Humphries 2 Blocks Marcus Camby 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 89 50.0 2-12 11-12 23 30 3 5 13
Portland 96 45.6 4-16 20-25 21 40 3 7 11

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .524 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Nets have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .267 after a loss.
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