Trail Blazers Extend Winning Streak


Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 10:03 pm
By: News On 6


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Brandon Roy and Jarrett Jack each scored 17 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to 11 games with an 89-79 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on Tuesday night.

It is the longest current winning streak in the NBA, and the best run for the Blazers since they won 12 straight during the 2001-02 season.

Joel Przybilla had a season-high 16 rebounds, as well as six points, and the Blazers improved their record at the Rose Garden this season to 13-3.

After a close first half, Portland pulled away in the third quarter with a 16-2 run capped by Roy's 3-pointer that put the Blazers ahead 66-50.

Jack's falling-down 3-pointer from the corner made it 89-75 and sealed it for Portland with 2:11 left.

Portland won despite shooting 38.7% from the floor.

Seattle's Kevin Durant, averaging nearly 20 points per game to lead the league's rookies, had 23 points. Wally Szczerbiak added 19 points, and Nick Collison had 14 rebounds and nine points.

Seattle has lost five of eight.