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               *** NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Portland ***                            (Wednesday, January 9th)                    Final Score: Portland 109, Golden State 91  Portland,  OR (Sports  Network) -  Steve Blake  scored 24  points to  lead the Portland  Trail  Blazers past the  Golden State  Warriors, 109-91, at the Rose Garden.  LaMarcus  Aldridge had 19 points and five boards for the Blazers, who have now won  four in a row and 17 of 18. Martell Webster and James Jones had 16 points apiece.  The  Blazers have now won 12 straight at home and had a season-high 32 assists in the win.  Matt Barnes had 14 points and  six boards in  the loss for Golden State, which has  lost three of  four. Mickael Pietrus chipped in with 13 points  and eight rebounds and C.J. Watson added 11 points.  Portland  outscored Golden  State  30-14 in  the first  quarter,  en route  to opening up a 56-41 halftime lead. The Warriors never threatened again the rest of the game.  "What  I  really liked  about this  game was that  we showed  that we have yet another way to win games," Blazers head coach Nate McMillan said. "It shows we can make adjustments. Golden State is a different kind of challenge."  With  1:15 left  in the second quarter though, Brandon Roy went down clutching his  right knee after coming down awkwardly on it. He was helped off the court and  ushered to the  locker room, where the knee was examined. Tests showed no damage and Roy even returned to the game in the third quarter.  Blake had 20 first-half points for the Blazers.  The  Blazers  opened up a 25-point  lead on a  Roy pull-up bank shot with 5:07 left in the third stanza.  Moments  later, the Blazers  were dealt another blow as Blake went down with a left-calf  contusion.  He would  not return after  matching a career-high with five three-pointers.  Minutes  later,  the Warriors showed signs  of life and closed out the quarter with a Watson jumper to head into the fourth down 84-64.  Pietrus'  three-pointer  with just under eight  minutes to play sparked a 16-5 run that pulled Golden State within 16 points, 103-87.  Portland,  which  never trailed  at any  point in  the game,  proved to be too strong and held on for the victory.  "They've  been better  than us," Warriors head coach Don Nelson said. "They're terrific.  We didn't have Monta [Ellis]  the first time we played them  and we used that as  an excuse, but then they got us tonight. They match up well with us and we don't  match up  well with them. It just wasn't meant to be tonight. LaMarcus Aldridge is a tough match-up for anybody  and he was difficult for us tonight."                                    Game Notes  Portland   now  embarks   on  a  seven-game  road  trip,  starting  Sunday  at Toronto...Golden State was outrebounded 51-43.        01/10 01:23:39 ET
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