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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Atlanta Hawks made sure the first non-sellout Rose Garden crowd in nearly five years went home unhappy Monday night. The Hawks withstood a fourth-quarter Portland rally to beat the Trail Blazers 95-87. Josh Smith collected 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Atlanta, which lost 89-76 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday at Staples Center. The Blazers rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to take the lead midway through the final quarter, but Atlanta closed the game on a 10-0 run to win going away. Portland failed to score after LaMarcus Aldridge's free throw gave the Blazers an 87-85 lead with 2:50 remaining. "A gutsy win by our guys," Atlanta coach Larry Drew said. "We fell into a similar situation (Sunday) night in L.A., where we collapsed in the fourth quarter. Tonight we weathered the storm." The game ended the Blazers' 195-game streak of selling out the 20,500-seat Rose Garden. The run began in December 2007. T...
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Josh Smith was sick. It hardly showed. Fighting a stomach illness, Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double against Portland, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game skid with a 95-87 win over the Trail Blazers on Monday night. "It feels good," Smith said. "The crowd is outstanding (in Portland), and I get geared...
Josh Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Kyle Korver added 16 points and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game skid with a 95-87 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Al Horford added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which was playing the second game of a four-game West Coast swing after losing 89-76 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
J.J. Hickson had 19...
Time to get back on track
The Portland Trail Blazers have been tested by legitimate contenders early this season, but the schedule is about to turn in their favor, as the rest of the month features teams who are either fighting for late seeds in the postseason or heading back to the lottery in 2013.
Matchup: Portland (2-4) vs. Atlanta Hawks (2-3)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
After a productive start to the season, the Atlanta Hawks have appeared to lose their scoring touch in the last three games. A matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers might help them regain it.
The visiting Hawks will try to take advantage of Portland's defensive woes and avoid a third consecutive loss Monday night.
Atlanta topped 100 points in each of its first two games,...
The Golden State Warriors may be able to learn a thing or two from the Atlanta Hawks.
While the Hawks enter Wednesday night's matchup in Oakland having rid itself of some recent late-game troubles, the Warriors come in still smarting from a double-overtime loss.
The Hawks (3-3) bounced back from consecutive defeats with Monday's 95-87 win at Portland. Josh Smith scored...
Last night against ATL, Aldridge fell and tweaked his wrist. This morning he announced that he woke up in serious pain, we’ll keep our ears open for more updates on this.
Top Blazers Last 7 Days
After posting an impressive 2-1 record during the first week of the NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers came back down to earth a bit in their second week.
Squaring off against more top-tier Western Conference talent, the Blazers failed to record a win (0-3), and it’s becoming more apparent that the bench is a serious issue with this team.
In the three...
Frustrations beginning to boil
It’s been less than two weeks since the Portland Trail Blazers opened their season with an impressive victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, yet it seems like a lifetime ago that this young roster in Rip City has had anything to celebrate.
Matchup: Portland (2-5) @ Sacramento Kings (2-5)
Venue: Sleep Train Arena
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Tuesday, Nov....