New Orleans 96, Portland 103

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #54 Derrick Collins, #48 Scott Foster, # James Williams
Attendance - 20650

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 26 23 27 20 96
Portland 35 13 22 33 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 33-25 20-8 13-17 L3
Portland 32-24 19-7 13-17 W6

Recap

Red-hot LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 34 points to carry the Portland Trail Blazers to their sixth consecutive victory, a 103-96 win over the visiting New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.

Wesley Matthews added 24 points and Andre Miller scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Trail Blazers (32-24) pulled percentage points ahead of the slumping Hornets (33-25) for the fifth spot in the Western Conference playoff race.

Aldridge went over 30 points for the fourth time in his past five games as the Blazers beat the Hornets for the first time in three meetings and sent New Orleans to its seventh loss in eight games.

David West scored 27 points and Willie Green added 24 for the Hornets, who opened their biggest lead of the game at 76-68 on Marcus Thornton's 3-pointer with 1:08 left in the third period.

New Orleans was unable to hold off a late charge by Portland, which used a 17-5 run to turn an 84-79 deficit into a 96-89 lead with 51 seconds to play.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Portland
David West 27 Scoring LaMarcus Aldridge 34
Trevor Ariza 6 Assists Andre Miller 7
Trevor Ariza 9 Rebounds Wesley Matthews 8
David West 7 Free Throws Made LaMarcus Aldridge 8
Trevor Ariza 3 Steals Nicolas Batum 2
David West 1 Blocks Joel Przybilla 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 96 50.0 3-13 19-24 16 35 1 8 11
Portland 103 52.9 6-19 25-30 19 31 7 5 9

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .613 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Hornets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .440 after a loss.
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