Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Wednesday, 02/16/11 AT 07:00PM

Trail Blazers 103, Hornets 96: Post-Game Notes

  1. Written by: caseyholdahl  / avg. rating: 5.0

    -- The Trail Blazers have now sold out 141 straight games at the Rose Garden (including regular season and playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007.

    -- The Trail Blazers have now won a season-best six straight games, their longest winning streak since Nov. 6 – 14, 2009, and the longest current winning streak in the NBA … Portland’s road sweep Feb. 11-14 (3-0) was its first of at least three games since Jan. 26-19, 2004 … The Trail Blazers, winners of 12 of their last 16 games, are a season-best eight games over .500 head into the All Star break holding fifth place in the Western Conference.

    -- The Trail Blazers had lost three straight to the Hornets at the Rose Garden before tonight … Portland is now 1-2 against the Hornets on the season, and will try to even the series on March 30th in New Orleans.

    -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 34 points (13-18 FG, 8-9 FT) and grabbed seven rebounds … Aldridge now has 10 games this season with at least 30 points … He is averaging 26.3 points (53.3 percent FG) and 9.7 rebounds since Dec. 15.

    -- LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews accounted for 26 of Portland’s 35 points in the first quarter … Aldridge scored 13 points on six-of-nine shooting, and Wesley Matthews scored 13 on five-of-six shooting including two-of-three from behind the arc.

    -- Wesley Matthews scored 24 points (8-13 FG, 6-7 FT), adding a team-high eight rebounds … Matthews has now scored at least 20 points in 22 games this season.

    -- Portland has now scored at least 100 points while shooting over 50.0 percent in five of its last six games … The Trail Blazers, 7-2 this month, are averaging 100.1 points per game in February, more than any other month this season (minimum five games).

    -- After taking the fourth quarter by a margin of 33-20, the Trail Blazers have won the final period in 10 of their last 16 matches … Portland came back from a 76-70 deficit entering the fourth quarter, making it the team’s league-leading 12th win this season when entering the fourth quarter tied or trailing  …The Trail Blazers took their first lead of the second half with 4:13 left in the fourth quarter.

    -- David West led the Hornets with 27 points … Willie Green, who scored a team-high 19 points the last time the teams played on Nov. 26, finished with 24 points and six rebounds … Green has scored at least 19 points in three of his last five games … Chris Paul was held to eight points and five assists, and committed three of his four turnovers in the final period.

    -- Portland (32-24) holds the same record at the 56-game mark as it did last year … The Trail Blazers have played four more road games (30) than after 56 games last year (26), when Portland went on to win 50 games and claim the sixth seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.

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