Trail Blazers vs Bobcats Saturday, 03/05/11 AT 07:00PM

Trail Blazers 93, Bobcats 69: Post-Game Notes

03/06/11
  1. Written by: caseyholdahl  / avg. rating: 5.0

    -- The Trail Blazers have now sold out 146 straight games at the Rose Garden (including regular season and playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007 - Portland is second in the NBA in average home attendance (20,488).

    -- Portland has now won four straight games against the Bobcats, including three straight at the Rose Garden - The Trail Blazers will aim to sweep the season series against the Bobcats on March 12 in Charlotte.

    -- Charlotte’s 69 points mark a season-low for Portland opponents and is an all-time low for either team in the six years of the series - Portland has now held Charlotte under 80 points in four straight matches, marking the first time the Trail Blazers have done that to any opponent.
    -- Portland now holds a 26-1 record when shooting a better percentage from the field than its opponent - The Trail Blazers are 11-1 at home against teams that are currently under the .500 mark.

    -- Portland (35-27) holds the same record at the 62-game mark that it did last season … The Trail Blazers have played one more road game (31) than after 62 games last year (30), when Portland went on to win 50 games and claim the sixth seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.

    -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points (11-18 FG), pulled down seven rebounds and blocked two shots - He is averaging 25.6 points (52.5 percent FG) and 9.7 rebounds since Dec. 15.

    -- Portland trailed for the first 10:55 of the second quarter but still managed to take a 40-35 lead into the half, ending the quarter on a 10-0 run.

    -- The Trail Blazers scored 31 points off of 22 Charlotte turnovers, while the Bobcats converted nine Portland turnovers into six points … Entering the game Portland ranked fifth in the NBA in turnovers (13.4) and second in turnover differential (-2.36).

    -- Patty Mills tied a career high with four three pointers and scored 12 points, two shy of his career high (14, three times) - His 26 points combined over the last two games are the most he has scored in consecutive games in his career.

    -- Marcus Camby notched a game-high 10 rebounds and scored nine points, falling one point short of a double-double.

    -- Gerald Henderson led the Bobcats with 16 points (8-13 FG) - Henderson shot four-of-four from the field, totaling eight points in first quarter.

    -- Charlotte went one-of-10 from three-point range, while Portland finished eight-for-21 from deep after going two-of-11 in the first half.

    -- Traded by Portland on Feb. 24, Joel Przybilla scored five points and grabbed two rebounds before fouling out after 17 minutes - Dante Cunningham, also part of the Feb. 24th trade, finished with four points and three rebounds for Charlotte.

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