NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, February 26th (All times eastern)
Portland Trail Blazers (24-33) at Seattle SuperSonics (21-34), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Northwest Division rivals battle when the Portland Trail Blazers visit the Seattle SuperSonics tonight at KeyArena.
This is the second of four meetings between the squads this campaign. On November 1st, Zach Randolph scored 30 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Trail Blazers rallied for a 110-106 victory over Seattle at KeyArena.
The Trail Blazers have won two of their last three at Seattle. The teams have split the last four contests in the series.
Portland is scheduled to host the SuperSonics on March 18th and April 14th at the Rose Garden.
The Trail Blazers try to get back on the winning track this evening. On Friday, Pau Gasol scored 23 points to lift the Memphis Grizzlies over Portland, 103-102, at the Rose Garden.
Randolph posted 25 points and seven rebounds in the loss to Memphis for the Trail Blazers, who had a two-game winning streak halted. Rookie Brandon Roy scored 19 points, while Jarrett Jack netted 18 and Jamaal Magloire contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Portland is 11-18 on the road this season. After tonight's game, the Trail Blazers return home for a four-game homestand. They will host Charlotte, Sacramento, San Antonio and Golden State on the upcoming stand.
Seattle hopes to put the brakes on a two-game losing streak. On Saturday, Tony Parker scored 21 points as the Spurs crushed the SuperSonics, 102-71, at the AT&T Center.
All-Star Ray Allen had 12 points but shot a miserable 4-of-20 from the floor in the loss to San Antonio for the Sonics, who dropped their second straight after a three-game winning streak. Rashard Lewis and Damien Wilkins both netted 10 in the game.
The SuperSonics are 15-13 at home this season. They are scheduled to visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.
02/26 10:49:57 ET