National Basketball Association
Portland 110, Washington 99
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 10, 2012
TRAIL BLAZERS 110, WIZARDS 99:
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
#35 Kane Fitzgerald, #48 Scott Foster, #76 Steve Anderson
LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 10 rebounds and hit 12 of 15 shots to lead Portland past host Washington.
Jamal Crawford scored 23 points and Raymond Felton added 21 as the Trail Blazers won for just the second time in seven games.
John Wall had 25 points and eight assists and JaVale McGee added 15 points for the Wizards.
Portland was 26 of 27 from the free-throw line and connected on its first 26 attempts until Felton missed one in the final minute.
The Trail Blazers led by six points entering the final quarter and boosted it to 88-78 with 10:26 left on two free throws by Felton. The Wizards countered by rolling off seven straight points, with Roger Mason connecting on two 3-pointers to make it a three-point game.
Portland responded with a 12-5 run, capped by Felton’s three-point play to make it 102-90 with under four minutes left.
Gerald Wallace added 15 points for the Trail Blazers.
Chris Singleton scored 12 points and Nick Young added 10 points on just 4-of-16 shooting for Washington.GAME NOTEBOOK:
Aldridge is averaging 24.7 points over the last three games. … The Wizards went 2-3 on the five-game homestand and are 6-16 at home. … Portland committed just seven turnovers (none in the second half) one night after having a season-worst 28 against Boston. … Wall didn’t commit a single turnover and has three or fewer miscues in four of the last five games.
Top Game Performances
LaMarcus Aldridge 30
John Wall 25
Jamal Crawford 5
John Wall 8
LaMarcus Aldridge 10
Trevor Booker 10
Raymond Felton 9
||Free Throws Made
John Wall 7
Raymond Felton 2
Trevor Booker 1
LaMarcus Aldridge 2
Trevor Booker 1
Team Stats Summary
Washington will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Wizards have a W/L % of .111 after a win and .267 after a loss.
Portland will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .263 after a win and .682 after a loss.