NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Portland
(Saturday, January 2nd)
Final Score: Portland 105, Golden State 89
Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Brandon Roy netted 37 points and Martell Webster sparked the Trail Blazers with 21 points and 11 rebounds, as Portland withstood Golden State's first-quarter flurry to capture a 105-89 decision at the Rose Garden.
Andre Miller added 23 points and six assists for the short-handed Blazers, who went 3-1 on their homestand thanks to outscoring the Warriors 27-16 in the fourth quarter. Juwan Howard scored 12 points in the win.
"We're coming out and giving a lot of effort...That's the thing that I'm most proud of, continuing to fight" Roy said. "Tonight, I think everybody played well."
Monta Ellis posted 30 points for Golden State, which has dropped two in a row and fell to 3-16 on the road. Corey Maggette finished with 22 points and Anthony Randolph 15 with 11 rebounds in a losing cause.
The hosts trailed at the break, 56-55, but took their first lead of the game, 60-58, on Webster's deep deuce two minutes into the third stanza.
It stayed close the rest of the frame with Webster's late three-pointer giving the Blazers a 78-73 lead with a quarter to play.
Webster was again the key in the fourth, as his make from behind the arc at the five-minute mark resulted it an 89-80 advantage.
Roy pushed the margin to 95-83 on two free throws with 3:15 to go, and Webster all but sealed it with another three-ball less than an minute later for a 14- point lead.
"They made a run, got back in the game, got the crowd into it and they made shots," Ellis said bluntly.
The Warriors connected on 15-of-22 from the field in an efficient opening quarter that saw them jump out to a 41-31 lead. Ellis had 13 in the frame and Maggette scored 11.
Portland answered the visitors' offensive output by scoring eight of the first 10 points of the second, as Howard's jumper had the Blazers within 43-39 less than 2 1/2 minutes in.
Already without a host of players due to injuries, the Blazers added two more to the list over recent days. Power forward LaMarcus Aldridge sprained his left ankle vs. the Clippers and guard Steve Blake was hospitalized with pneumonia on Friday...The Blazers made 28-of-34 from the foul line, while Golden State shot 18-of-24 at the stripe.
01/03 01:50:46 ET