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               === Red hot Blazers end road trip in Milwaukee ===
 (  - LaMarcus  Aldridge  and the  surprising Portland  Trail
 Blazers  aim for their 10th win of the season Wednesday in the conclusion of a
 four-game road trip against the Milwaukee Bucks.
 The  Blazers are one of three teams in action Wednesday aiming for win No. 10,
 as the Indiana Pacers (9-1) and San Antonio Spurs (9-1) tip it off as well.
 Portland  registered its  seventh straight  win with  Monday's 108-98  triumph
 against  the Brooklyn  Nets and  was  led by  Aldridge's 27  points and  eight
 rebounds.  Aldridge  is averaging 26.3 ppg  in his last three. Wesley Matthews
 scored 24 points and reigning Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard had 19 points.
 The  Nets  scored on 19 of  their first 20  possessions en route to a 40-point
 opening quarter (40-31). Portland then settled down defensively after that and
 Brooklyn  cooled off to the tune of 22 percent (9-of-41) from the floor in the
 second half.
 "I  thought it was  a testament to our guys as far as how they competed," said
 Portland  head coach  Terry Stotts.  "They  never lost  confidence, they  kept
 competing and kept chipping away at it. When you have that belief that you can
 do something it makes it easier."
 Mo Williams added 12 points off the bench.
 Portland  is  riding its longest winning  streak since a 13-game run from Dec.
 3-13, 2007 and has prevailed in each of its last five road games. The Blazers,
 who are 5-1 as the guest, won seven in a row outside the Rose City from Feb. 5
 - March 8, 2011.
 The  Bucks are  a miserable  2-7 this  season  and have  lost five  in a  row,
 including Saturday's 92-79 defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
 O.J.  Mayo scored a  team-best 22 points, Khris Middleton had 14 and Ekpe Udoh
 contributed  11  and 11 rebounds in  the loss. Milwaukee shot 34.9 percent and
 cut  a  12-point deficit to four  points with an 8-0  run in the middle of the
 fourth quarter, but Oklahoma City was too much at the end.
 The Bucks were banged up and played without the majority of their starters.
 "It was a heck of an effort tonight having four starters out," Mayo said.
 Caron  Butler  (shoulder) and  Ersan Ilyasova  (ankle) are probable Wednesday,
 while Brandon Knight (hamstring) is doubtful and Gary Neal (foot) is listed as
 questionable versus the Blazers.
 Milwaukee  swept a  home-and-home series with Portland last season and has won
 four straight overall in this matchup.
 11/20 10:33:55 ET

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